Author & Podcaster
Emma Gannon (she/her) is a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host of the no.1 careers podcast in the UK Ctrl Alt Delete. Most recently Emma was announced as Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 and Telegraph’s ‘Multi-Hyphen Millennials’.
Emma, the former social media editor of British Glamour is an award-winning writer and has been published everywhere from The Telegraph to Teen Vogue. She was selected this year in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2018 list in the media and marketing category and her podcast Ctrl Alt Delete was nominated for a prestigious WEBBY award.
Emma’s first book Ctrl Alt Delete came out in 2016 with Penguin. It was called an “excellent memoir” according to a recent piece on Internet Books in The Guardian. Her second book The Multi-Hyphen Method: Work Less, Create More and Design A Career That Works For You published in May 2018 became an immediate no.1 Amazon and Sunday Times bestseller and was endorsed by Richard Branson. Stylist magazine called it “a great, empowering buy” and Evening Standard said it “reflects on how we’ll work in the future perfectly”. It is being published in America and two other countries next year.
In 2017 Emma starred in a national advertising campaign for Microsoft which showcases and celebrates her multi-hyphen career. You can watch the advert and find out more detail about her role in the campaign here. In 2018 she partnered with Google Pixel and the Guardian in an advert for the Pixel 3; created a bespoke podcast series for Dropbox and partnered for the third time with HP. That year also saw Emma go on tour with Royal Bank Of Scotland, celebrating their ‘100 Women’ campaign, celebrating female founders and women in business.
Emma’s hit podcast ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’ discusses work, social media and careers and features guests such as Ellen Page, Richard E Grant, Lena Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ava Duvernay and Greta Gerwig. It has now reached over 5 million downloads, has been voted ‘best tech podcasts’ by Evening Standard and has been listed as a recommended podcast across The Times, iTunes, Elle UK, Marie Claire, WIRED, RED magazine and Esquire to name a few.
Emma does countless live shows in partnership with brands and venues such as BFI, Waterstones and festivals all over the UK. Most recently Emma released a very special podcast episode recorded from Buckingham Palace as part of her Queens Young Leaders partnership. She has hosted sold out live podcast events for Twinings, Starling Bank, Jigsaw and tons more. She is also hosting live shows in New York this year with New York Public Radio.
Emma is currently working with the Princes Trust as part of their the Get Hired initiative as well as the Media Trust charity which helps young people develop their voices in the media. She’s recently been involved in many other charity work including Amnesty International and Plan International’s ‘Girls Get Equal’.
Coming up this year Emma has a UK live podcast tour which include shows at the Komedia in Brighton and The Underbelly in London Southbank. More dates and venues to be announced. Emma is also a regular columnist in Courier Magazine.