Creative lives: Otegha Uwagba, Women Who founder, writer, speaker, brand consultant

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In this week’s podcast we get to know Otegha Uwagba, whose job title spans a diverse range of roles – from author and journalist, to brand consultant and speaker. As the founder of advice-based platform Women Who, she’s become something of a role model in the field of self-designed career paths. We talked to her about everything from the benefits of personal branding and building a diverse skill set, to how in-house experience can pave the way for success as a freelancer. Otegha’s journey proves that drawing on multiple skills and turning a topic of interest into your specialism can really set you apart in the world of work. Earlier this year she was featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, and she is also a Sunday Times bestselling author, thanks to her first title, Little Black Book. With her regular output including writing, hosting events and workshops, all the way to brand consultancy, she begins by sharing her approach to professional plate-spinning – from time management to planning. ... This episode of Creative Lives was brought to you by Lecture in Progress. It was presented by Indi Davies and the editor was Ivor Manly. Lecture in Progress is made possible with the support of a number of brand patrons – they include ustwo, GF Smith and The Paul Smith Foundation.

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