Agent: Juliet Pickering
Elizabeth Uviebinene is a Politics graduate from Warwick University. After stints at Ernst & Young and Deutsche Bank, Elizabeth now works at HSBC as a Marketing Manager where she works on retail campaigns. 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. Elizabeth has contributed regularly on BBC Newsnight and Newsbeat, on matters to do with young people in the UK, and British 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 relationships and a career. 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. Elizabeth and Yomi are currently working on their first book.