I love reading business and personal development books. I believe life-long learning is a non-negotiable mental habit if you want to build an extraordinary business and life. However, over the years, I have noticed one thing that bothers me – the vast majority of these authors tend to be men. Thus, in this blog post, I want to highlight 13 Inspiring Books for and by Women Entrepreneurs which I think you will love.
Why? Because I believe we all need role models. And seriously, there are many amazing women entrepreneurs out there.
These amazing women may not be out there everyday trying to steal the spotlight (chances are they are busy hustling and building an amazing business and life), but being able to read their authentic stories can be hugely empowering for all aspiring and successful women entrepreneurs (plus, passionate bloggers!).
So here it is, my list of 13 Inspiring Books for and by Women Entrepreneurs. I hope this list will inspire you to create a business and a life you truly love.
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13 Inspiring Books for and by Women Entrepreneurs
I have been a big fan of Marie for years. If you haven’t heard of Marie, she is the talented and big hearted creative and host behind the award-winning MarieTV. In her latest book, Everything is Figureoutable, Marie shares her mantra on business and life. Her tips and strategies will help you face your fears, find a better way forward and fulfil your dreams. Grab this book! One of my favorite inspiring books for and by Women Entrepreneurs. It will inspire and empower you towards building a better business and life!
#GirlBoss is a fun and witty book on how Sophia went from dumpster diving to founding one of the fastest-growing retailers in the World. The book is filled with stories about her journey which is so important for women entrepreneurs to read. The fact that she did it all using street smarts, her intuition, and little to no educational background in business is amazing. There is no one way to success and this book is a perfect example of that. A unconventional, fun and inspiring read!
I have came across Carrie’s online brand Female Entrepreneur Association a few years ago. In She Means Business, Carrie gives the nuts and bolts on how to start, build and grow your business, as well as success mindset and self-care. The chapters are short and to the point and have practical action steps for you to take. A practical and inspiring read for any women entrepreneurs starting and growing a business.
Be prepared to chuckle and roll your eyes. This popular #1 New York Times Bestseller is candid and super funny. And if you are like many of us, you will recognize yourself and many of your own habits in its pages. You are a Badass helps you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want and to create a life and business you love. A no BS, straight to the point and fun read!
Own Your Everyday is an empowering girlfriend’s guide to a purpose-driven life, from the young entrepreneur behind SoulScripts and the SHE podcast. Contrary to typical motivational self-help books, this USA Today Bestseller talks about taking the pressure off of yourself to do big things and instead encourages you to be intentional with and find purpose in your normal everyday business and life. An inspiring and interesting read!
Buy it! If you have that itch in your body to start a business but you are scared, read this book. And you will turn your thoughts into actions. Entrepreneurial You provides a blueprint on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending your reach and impact online. Engaging chapters with practical tips and inspiring stories that will lift you up and help you take actions towards your entrepreneurial dreams.
Chosen by the Independent as one of the 10 best business books written by women. Mumboss is a practical guide for modern moms who wants to start an online business, build their brand or start a new career. In this book, Vicki shares her secrets to juggling a thriving business while raising a family. An entertaining and empowering read, perfect for any busy mompreneurs!
Corcoran is one of the TV personalities on the ABC’s popular TV show Shark Tank. In Shark Tales, she shares her story on how she turned US$1,000 into a billion dollar real estate empire. If you want to know what it takes to start a business, what it takes to run a business, and what it takes to turn that business into a screaming success — then you want to read this book. Great and inspiring book, especially for women entrepreneurs.
Huie is a vivid and amazing writer. In Purpose, she shares the lessons she learned as she went from being an individual who felt purposeless and unhappy to someone who recognizes her power to design and create a successful, meaningful, and limitless life and business. A beautiful and inspiring book to read!
Written by the popular and witty YouTuber Lilly Singh, How To Be a Bawse is a fast-paced and interesting read. In this book, Lilly shares how she fought through obstacles and made it to the top in the online world, along with the tools she used. Packed with candid stories and bold advice, it is a particularly awesome read for young women entrepreneurs.
Insightful, honest and funny as hell! In this #1 New York Times Best Seller, Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel, the founder of lifestyle website TheChicSite.com, exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, and shows us how to live with an amazing life with passion and grace. Inspiring and brilliant!
Girl Code teaches you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your “why”, eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business is all about. Cara is funny and warm and she talks to women of our time. She understands our struggles as women entrepreneurs and encourages us to believe in ourselves, to access our power and to support each other. An inspiring read!
Although not strictly a business book, Super Attractor is a guide to help modern woman live in alignment with the universe, find her true power and create a life she truly want. A beautiful book to bring more balance and spirituality into the lives of busy women entrepreneurs.
So there you have it! My list of 13 Inspiring Books for and by Women Entrepreneurs. How many on the list have you read? And what other women entrepreneurs books have you read that you would recommend? I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below. I reply to all my messages.
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