Emma Gannon is a Sunday Times bestselling author, broadcaster, speaker, novelist and host of the no. 1 careers podcast in the UK, Ctrl Alt Delete.
Emma started her career in digital marketing at agencies and then at Condé Nast as social media editor. She has been a columnist for The Times, Telegraph and Courier magazine.
In 2017, she was selected by Microsoft to appear in their TV campaign showcasing multi-hyphenate talent. In 2018, she was selected in the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list in media. She is currently an ambassador for The Princes Trust, World Literacy Foundation and a teacher of multiple classes on the online learning platform Skillshare.
Her books include the Sunday Times bestseller The Multi-Hyphen Method (a manifesto for multi-hyphenates crafting work on their own terms) and Sabotage (tips on how to silence your inner critic and get out of your own way) . Her most recent non-fiction book (Dis)Connected: How to Stay Human in an Online World was published in January 2022 about how we as humans can have a better relationship with the internet as most of our lives are spent online. In July 2020, her first novel OLIVE was published by Harper Collins. The audiobook is narrated by Fleabag’s BAFTA-winning actor Sian Clifford and hit no.1 in the Apple audiobook charts. She is currently writing her second novel.
She is an experienced speaker and has spoken at TEDx, the Oxford Union, Founders Forum, Instagram HQ, Amazon UK and Google. She has also appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour, MoneyBox and Word Of Mouth), BBC Radio 2 (Simon Mayo) and BBC Radio 1 (Life Hacks).
She is a trusted panel host and has interviewed everyone from actors and authors to scientists and politicians. She was one of the first in the UK to recognise the power of podcasting. Her WEBBY-nominated podcast Ctrl, Alt, Delete is a non-traditional careers podcast founded in 2016 and has had over 10 million downloads to date, with guests including Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava DuVernay and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas. She has partnered with many global brands such as Natwest, Dropbox and Visit California on creating bespoke podcast content, and recently hosted Indeed’s Some You Win podcast which received 5* reviews.
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