A selection of books to inspire and inform.
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"Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg" Required reading for any ambitious employee. Tips on negotiating salaries, finding mentors, reaching full potential.
"Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media." by Aliza Licht Full of inspirationabout working hard & balancing your professional/personal life.
"Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers" by Lois P. Frankel This bestseller highlights common mistakes women make at the office and encourages readers to stop playing nice.
“You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life” by Jen Sincero Identify and change self-sabotaging habits that stop you from a life you love.
"Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories" by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack Advice on how to succeed in a male-dominated field.
"Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges" by Amy Cuddy Cuddy teaches how to remain calm in any stressful situation; a job interview, meeting, or first date. Amy also gave a fabulous Ted Talk video about power poses.
"The Confidence Code: Science and Art of Self-Assurance, What Women Should Know" by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman If you want to climb the corporate ladder, confidence is key, this book claims anyone can become more confident.
"Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder" By Arianna Huffington Arianna shares personal anecdotes and insight on how to lead a successful life, in and out of the office.
“Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman: What Men Know about Success that Women Need to Learn” by Gail Evans Gail Evans delivers a must-read for every woman who wants to learn to leverage her intrinsic power in the workplace. Secrets to the playbook of success and how to play the game of business shared.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie This book goes a long way to teach about networking and relationship building skills, well-founded advice inspired and driven thousands of people to the top of their career ladders.
“Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders” by Lindsey Pollak A tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. The book defines what leadership is and share secrets of what makes successful leaders.
Own It: The Power of Women at Work by Sallie Krawcheck A candid manual for building a more diverse and equitable workplace. From negotiation and networking to re-making company culture and doing good, describes how women can use their own rules to succeed in a changing business world.
Advice for Female Founders & Aspiring Entrepreneurs
"Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur" by Cara Alwill Leyba Want to start your own company? "Girl Code" will show you how to turn your side hustle into booming business.
Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie Be it your own start-up or a position in your current job that you are willing to utilise to your advantage, this book takes you on an exhilarating journey of pursuing your passion and how Blake discovered his core story of being resourceful without resources.
"#GirlBoss" by Sophia Amoruso 22 years-old, Sophia Amoruso went from college drop out to running a multi-million dollar company. "#GirlBoss," tells her unconventional success story.
Power Your Happy: Work Hard, Play Nice, and Build Your Dream Life by Lisa Sugar From the founder of PopSugar. How did she do it? By figuring out what her dream job was, taking risks and believing in herself.
Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business by Romi Neustadt Romi helps you acquire skills to confidently connect with anyone about business, create a lucrative and efficient turn-key system of operations.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss One for those who have trouble with time management!
Screw Business As Usual by Richard Branson One of the world’s most famous business leaders, argues it’s time to change capitalism to shift our values from exclusively focusing on profits to also caring for people, communities and the planet.
Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence by Andy Molinsky Authenticity, competence, resentment, likability and morality are five key challenges underlying our avoidance tendencies and decisions to remain in our comfort zones. Andy uses a study of business behavior across cultural contexts as the basis of exploring the overused but under-examined notion of getting outside your comfort zone.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins Some companies succeed, but most fail. Book illustrates traits you’ll need to build a great company.
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh As CEO of Zappo, Tony Hsieh built a massively successful business by doing what everyone else talks about: putting the customer first and hiring the right people. He dismantled traditional corporate leadership and delivered happiness and loads of profit along the way.
“DEAR FEMALE FOUNDER” by Lu Li “Dear Female Founder”: If successful female entrepreneurs and investors wrote a letter of advice to the next generation of female entrepreneurs – what would they write about? Invaluable insights from 66 inspirational women sharing business advice they wished someone had told them when they started out.