Entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted and if you are a female entrepreneur, you will find the going much harder. Whether you have just embarked on your entrepreneurial journey or have a bit of experience, it is always good to keep learning. If you are looking for material to read and inspire you and help you in your entrepreneurial journey, you should consider reading the following titles.
1. #GIRLBOSS – Sophia Amoruso
#GIRLBOSS is one of the most highly recommended titles for entrepreneurs and with good reason. The book may be primarily about Sophia’s life but she does share important knowledge she has gathered on her journey to becoming a highly successful businessperson. In the book, she reminds readers that everyone has struggles but it is possible to overcome them.
2. Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur – Lisa Messenger
Lisa Messenger has worked in various industries over the years and she shares lots of business advice and personal stories in Daring & Disruptive. Lisa speaks of the highs and lows she has experienced in her journey as an entrepreneur and providing inspiration for female entrepreneurs of all levels.
3. Thrive – Arianna Huffington
Arianna is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-founder of the Huffington Post Media Group. In the book, she speaks about her struggles. She questions how the world defines success and provides reasons why this needs to change. She also talks about the difficulties she encounters with regards to time management and juggling family and career life.
4. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
You obviously expect to receive excellent business advice especially if it comes from Facebook’s COO. While the book is not about growing your business, it is an excellent read for any woman on her entrepreneurial journey. The advice she offers will get you thinking about why female leaders in the world of business are important and why more of them are needed in the world.
5. The Fire Starter Sessions – Danielle LaPorte
You have probably ever heard of LaPorte before. However, if you have never read any of her books, you need to start doing so immediately. The Fire Starter Sessions is not full of top business advice, but rather contains motivational messages that will help you feel that you are ready to conquer the world. One great thing about the book is that LaPorte has included exercises after every chapter to help you apply the teachings contained in the book in your own life.
6. Think and Grow Rich for Women: Using Your Power to Create Success and Significance – Sharon Lechter
Money rules the world but many people don’t know how to manage it best. Sharon provides inspiration for women to think rich. The strategies provided in the book are catered to the female entrepreneur and supermom while destroying the idea that women were not meant to enjoy as much success as men do.
Entrepreneurial can be a challenging journey particularly for female entrepreneurs but its rewards are great. The 6 books discussed in this article are written by women for women and will propel you further in your entrepreneurial journey.
One final mention in this list should be Female Entrepreneur Grace Lever.