10 inspirational books every girl boss should read and have a copy of

Being business owners, aren’t some wise words just what we would all need on a dull day? Especially if they’re coming from someone who once sailed in the same boat and someone we can look up to. Things can get so challenging at times and that’s when you could really use some motivation.

Fret not. With our list of books all girl bosses should read, you’ll never run out of motivation and the glass will always seem half-full. Read on!

Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny

So this is a special one as the author interviews a bunch of successful women in a number of fields and they share the traits and habits they adopted to reach where they are today. Also, this book will definitely make you realize how we are often the ones who hold ourselves back from reaching our fullest potential!

“I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know” by Kate White

Just as she promises, this book is filled with gutsy secrets and tips every woman should know and implement in her career.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

She brings much to the table from her experience climbing the corporate ladder.  This book is a great mix of data, personal anecdotes, and research that digs in to women in leadership and the challenges and struggles we face being working women.

Settle For More by Megyn Kelly

If there’s someone who’s an ideal definition of a girl boss, it’s Megyn Kelly. Her journey as an attorney to one of the most popular news anchors will inspire you to settle for more. Her story may sound like a fairy tale from the outside, but reading this book, you’ll remember we’re all human. Yes, even Megyn Kelly. This is a must-read for women just starting out, pivoting to a different career, or just need a fresh outlook on their career and life.

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba

This book will share successes, breakthroughs, and tools to empower women in their endeavors, because well,  empowered women empower women.

Dear Female Founder: 66 Letters of Advice from Women Entrepreneurs Who Have Made $1 Billion in Revenue by Lu Li

This is a great read for young females trying to find their footing in a professional world.  Women who have made over $1 billion dollars in revenue share their letters of advice in this book to the next generation of female leaders.

“The Glitter Plan: How We Started Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand” by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor with Booth Moore

The Juicy empire started in Gela Nash-Taylor’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and a common goal: become obsessed with whatever they created. Essentially, the savvy and spirited founders, Gela and Pam, formulated The Glitter Plan, i.e. a multimillion-dollar fashion empire, and tell their story in a bright and cheery voice that characterizes Juicy’s unique style. It’s fun, insightful, and a definite must-read.

And the Good News Is…: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side by Dana Perino

From White House Press Secretary to roundtable shows at Fox News Channel, Dana Perino is an inspiration to girl bosses everywhere.  She shares the lessons she’s learned through it all and does it with a heavy dose of optimism and positivity – something we all need more of.

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel

In this one, the author reveals behaviors and habits that are ingrained in us as young girls that can end up sabotaging our career advancement.  This includes, but not limited to, social media etiquette, asking permission, and multi-tasking. The first step in breaking these habits and mistakes is knowing them and this book shows us how to do just that.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

If you’re a business owner, you’ll often find yourself nodding and smiling throughout your read. It’s fascinating to hear Sophia’s journey and her snark, realness, and personality jumped off the page with every word.

So, go ahead girls! You’re ready to conquer the world now, with our list of must-read books for every girl boss!

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