Author, Culture Journalist and Speaker
Otegha Uwagba is a bestselling author, culture journalist and speaker. She has written three books, including the Sunday Times bestselling Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women in 2017 (which has since been translated into nine languages), a short essay Whites: On Race And Other Falsehoods, published in 2020 and selected as one of the Guardian’s Books of the Year, and her highly anticipated memoir and cultural commentary We Need To Talk About Money, was most recently published in the summer of 2021.
She was selected for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Media list in 2018, and her writing has been featured in publications including The Cut (New York Magazine), Dazed, i-D, the New Statesman, the Guardian, and The Gentlewoman. She is the creator of popular newsletter The Roundup, a weekly newsletter with 10,000 subscribers described as “excellent” by the Sunday Times Style, and “a midweek treat that comes just when you need it” by Marie Claire. She is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, where she’s discussed everything from feminism and race to careers and money.
Otegha hosts the In Good Company podcast, originally created for NTS Radio and now run independently as her own show. An interview format dedicated to exploring the best of culture, careers, books and ideas, it has been featured everywhere from Marie Claire and the Sunday Times to Grazia and Stylist, who described it as “brilliant”. Previous guests include Jia Tolentino, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Dolly Alderton, Elizabeth Day, Elaine Welteroth, and Sharmadean Reid.
Between 2016 – 2020 Otegha ran the Women Who platform, a community for creative women she founded with the aim of helping women think, work, and live better.
An experienced speaker and moderator, Otegha has given talks and hosted events at organisations including ITV, the University of Oxford, Facebook, the Tate Modern, Adobe, Getty Images, and WOW festival.
She graduated from Oxford with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and grew up in South London, where she still resides.