Emma Gannon is a Sunday Times Bestselling business author and broadcaster based in London.
Emma is a Princes Trust Ambassador, a columnist of COURIER magazine and a lecturer at the Condé Nast College and has been published everywhere from the Telegraph to Teen Vogue. She is also the author of two non-fiction books: Ctrl Alt Delete (Penguin, 2016) & The Multi-Hyphen Method (Hodder, 2018). She was recently included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in media and marketing and the 35 Under 35 in Management Today, the country’s longest-running, most prestigious list of young female talent. She writes mainly about lifestyle, travel, technology, Millennial trends and feminism. She loves working in audio and conducting interviews. Her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete was recently nominated for a WEBBY and has had 4million+ downloads.
Her first book Ctrl Alt Delete came out in 2016 with Ebury, Penguin Random House (an ‘excellent memoir’ according to a recent piece on Internet Books by The Guardian). Her second book The Multi-Hyphen Method was published in May 2018, it became an immediate Sunday Times business bestseller and endorsed by Richard Branson. She has spoken on Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 (Simon Mayo), BBC 5 Live and BBC Radio 4 about the future of work.
She wrote her own weekly online column for the Telegraph in 2013 and has written for the likes of Stylist, Grazia, The Debrief, The Pool, The Metro, The Telegraph, MTV, GLAMOUR, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Time Out and more. She won Highly Commended in the Young Person’s Recognition at the 2015 National Blog Awards and shortlisted for a “30 under 30 to watch” by MHP comms hosted at BAFTA. Lena Dunham picked Emma as “one of her favourite Londoners” in a 2015 issue of Time Out magazine. Last year she starred in a national advertising campaign for Microsoft which showcases and celebrates her multi-hyphenate career.
Her hit podcast ‘CTRL, ALT, DELETE’ (which has same name as her first book) discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava Duvernay and Greta Gerwig. It has now reached over 4 million downloads and was picked as ‘Editor’s Choice’ on iTunes multiple times. It was listed in the Times’ ‘top 20 podcasts to download’; ELLE UK’s ‘podcasts that will boost your career’; Marie Claire’s ‘career-changing podcasts’ and Esquire’s ‘top podcasts of 2017′. Emma does countless live shows in partnership with brands and venues such as BFI, Waterstones and festivals all over the UK. She even recorded a special episode from Buckingham Palace. Emma has been a guest on BBC Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth, BBC Radio London, has spoken on Sky News, at Social Media Week London, Google, and Facebook’s Marketing Conference. She recently spoke at the Oxford Union about the future of social media, The London School of Economics and has delivered a TEDx talk about online identity and virtual worlds.
She is currently working with the Princes Trust, most recently the Get Hired initiative which helps young people get jobs, training and education, and Media Trust charity which helps young people develop their voices in the media. She’s recently been involved in many charity festivals with the likes of Amnesty International and Women For Women International.
Reviews of The Multi-Hyphen Method:
“A great book… for people who want a career less ordinary, and reflects on how we’ll work in the future perfectly” – London Evening Standard
“THE essential guide for getting ahead, whatever your age – Farrah Storr, editor-in-chief ELLE
“A must-read for women who love what they do and don’t want to define themselves by one role” – Independent
“Queen of the portfolio career tells us how to create, maintain and grow your side hustle in the digital age” – RED magazine
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