Must-Read Books for Women Entrepreneurs
These four must-read books for women entrepreneurs, written by women, are the perfect addition to your summer reading list.
People say you are what you eat, but I think more than that, you are what you read. Me? I love rom-coms, heartbreaking fiction, personal development, and self-help. So I’m cute, funny, a little sensitive, and – of course – a life and biz coach.
But no matter what sort of books you like to read, it’s
great if you can develop a taste for books that may not be your type, but are
actually the best way to grow your knowledge of starting and running a
I still can’t bring myself to read corporate business books that are all work and no play, so I won’t put you through that. Instead, here are four must-read books for women entrepreneurs, written by successful women. These books are not only helpful but also hilarious and heartwarming.
How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh, also known as the YouTube sensation Superwoman, brings her own brand of witty, self-deprecating humour and relentless spirit to teach us how to be a Bawse. This is the perfect read if you want to know how a woman of colour made it big in the comedy industry and how she is now not only a YouTuber but also a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the upcoming host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Truly, Singh is a Bawse babe.
Rising Strong by Brené Brown
Okay, this is the one book on the list that I haven’t read yet – in fact, I lent my copy to a friend recently – but from what I’ve heard from countless women (and men), Brown is a force to be reckoned with. This book is for the softer side of you, the entrepreneur who wants to express her courage by being vulnerable, a combination that doesn’t make sense until it does.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
by Mindy Kaling
This book is more humour and memoir than self-help or personal development, but it’s wonderful to read a South Asian woman’s observations and takes on the world at large, including romance, the entertainment industry, and friendship. I read this book over four years ago and absolutely loved it. If you’re looking for a fun, light read about the female experience, this should be your go-to. Plus, Mindy Kaling’s awesome!
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
I read the first book in this series, You Are a Badass, years ago, and it was possibly one of the first personal development books I ever read. It might even have been the reason I fell in love with the genre. With this next book, Sincero teaches us how our money mindset and feelings about abundance determine our finances (more on that here). Chock-full of useful exercises and affirmations, this book is for every woman who wants to mint money with hard work, skill, and the right attitude.
What’s your favourite personal development or business book written by a woman? Did it make the cut? What are some other books you’d recommend to women entrepreneurs? Let me know in the comments below!
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Love hard & dream big,