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Book Review | Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women by Otegha Uwagba

Book Review | Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women by Otegha Uwagba

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women is the modern career guide every creative woman needs, whether you’re just starting out or already have years of experience. Packed with fresh ideas and no-nonsense practical advice, this travel-sized career handbook is guaranteed to become your go-to resource when it comes to building the career you want.

Writer Otegha Uwagba (one of Forbes European 30 Under 30) takes you through everything you need to build a successful self-made career: from how to negotiate a payrise to building a killer personal brand, via a crash course in networking like a pro, and tips for overcoming creative block. Plus Little Black Bookis full of indispensable advice on how to thrive as a freelancer, and an entire chapter dedicated to helping you master the tricky art of public speaking.

With contributions from trailblazing creative women including acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Refinery29 co-founder Piera Gelardi, The Gentlewoman‘s Editor in Chief Penny Martin, and many more, Little Black Book is a curation of essential wisdom and hard-won career insights. Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, an artist or an entrepreneur, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your working life here.”

Book Review | Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women by Otegha Uwagba

What I thought about Little Black Book:

Since January is the perfect time to set goals, I thought my first review of the year should be a book that helps you rock said goals–and Little Black Book is just that.

Otegha Uwagba will help you own your work day. She covers every detail, from how to be more productive over how not to let social media overshadow everything else to the business and financial aspects like taxes and trademarks.

She covers all this without making it sound like The One True Way (apart from the financial parts of course, because those are a necessity). This book is filled with amazing advice–and now, thanks to her, my notebook is too.

And did I mention it’s short? My copy had just under 100 pages and it’s tiny, so you could read the whole thing in one day if you wanted to.

If you have your own business or want to build one, this is a must-read. Little Black Book is empowering and inspiring, and it will help you take your business (and your work attitude) to the next level.

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