(c) Simon Kimmel

(c) Simon Kimmel

ELIZABETH UVIEBINENE

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Elizabeth Uviebinené is a Brand Marketer from London; upon graduating from Warwick University with a Politics degree she has gone on to work for some of the biggest global brands in Finance, and eventually promoted to a Marketing Manager. With a natural flare for spotting changing consumer needs, trends and driving innovation, she has mastered the art of creating culturally attuned marketing strategies that are both forward-looking and commercially relevant.

A passionate marketer and a Google Top Black Talent mentee in the past, Elizabeth is well aware of the importance of representation and diversity – something she feels is distinctly lacking on bookshelves, in business and politics.  After reading Sheryl Sandberg’s LEAN IN, Ariana Huffington’s THRIVE and Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS, Elizabeth keenly felt the absence of a self-help book that spoke to her as a young, black, twenty-something woman navigating careers and all aspects of her life. Failing to find a book that acknowledged the uniquely challenging experiences of minority women, she relayed the idea to Yomi Adegoke, her co-author, and suggested they be the women who write it. Their first book, SLAY IN YOUR LANE: The Black Girl Bible, is published by 4th Estate in July 2018.

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 SLAY IN YOUR LANE  Non-Fiction, 368 pages Fourth Estate, July 2018  Black women today are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. Yet when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised none existed. So  Slay in Your Lane  – the lovechild of exasperation and optimism – was born.  From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, this inspirational, honest and provocative Black Girl Bible explores the ways in which being black and female affects each of these areas – and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them.  Illustrated with stories from Elizabeth and Yomi’s own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP –  Slay in Your Lane  recognizes and celebrates the strides black women have already made, whilst providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.

SLAY IN YOUR LANE

Non-Fiction, 368 pages
Fourth Estate, July 2018

Black women today are facing uniquely challenging experiences in all aspects of their lives. Yet when best friends Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené searched for a book that addressed these challenges they realised none existed. So Slay in Your Lane – the lovechild of exasperation and optimism – was born.

From education, to work, to dating, to representation, money and health, this inspirational, honest and provocative Black Girl Bible explores the ways in which being black and female affects each of these areas – and offers advice and encouragement on how to navigate them.

Illustrated with stories from Elizabeth and Yomi’s own lives, and from interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including Amma Asante, Charlene White, Jamelia, Denise Lewis, Malorie Blackman and Dawn Butler MP – Slay in Your Lane recognizes and celebrates the strides black women have already made, whilst providing practical advice and inspiration for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.