A lot more women are taking on the world of work these days, so we’ve put together some of the best business books for women.
Find out how to start your own business and even how to fight inequality in the field.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead – Sheryl Sandberg
In her book, Sheryl Sandberg says that men and women should “lean in” so that they can be heard.
In a meeting, women are more likely to be afraid to speak and to be overpowered by men’s voices than men are. If you look around, you’ll see it all the time.
Make sure your voice is heard once you get a seat at the table. Be loud and make them listen.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck
Mindset is a big part of what I’ve done well. To not think about what could happen or what could happen is to not move forward from where you are now.
I think I can learn and adapt. When I do, anything is possible. This book talks about how a growth mindset is better than a fixed mindset in terms of how it works.
Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business – Pat Heim, Tammy Hughes, Susan K. Golant
In the beginning, girls are taught to be different from boys. These behaviors are taught to us as children, and as a result, women tend to act in a different way in the workplace than men, which slows them down.
A person who says that women should act like men would be rude to me.
I like this book because it tells you what kinds of things women do without even realizing it. If you are a woman, this could help you think about how to show confidence, be assertive, and promote yourself while still being true to who you are.
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Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way – Reshma Saujani
It’s likely that any woman who dreams big has been told that she must be better than her male counterpart.
When you say, “Be better than you were before,” you have to pay for it, but it’s worth it. It stops women from taking risks, which is dangerous.
Besides encouraging women to take risks, pursue their dreams, and not be afraid to fail, this book also gives tips on how to do it.
Reshma also tells women not to hide their goals, as she tells her own story and those of other successful women.
Perhaps the most important thing she says is that being true to yourself and following your heart are the keys to a more meaningful life.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are – Brené Brown
Our work is very personal, and if we don’t feel like we’re enough in our personal lives, that often spills over into our jobs.
There are two ways that our work could go down: we could focus too much on work and not pay attention to other parts of our lives. It’s called The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. In it, she talks about how she researched shame and vulnerability and how that led to her work on wholeheartedness, love, and acceptance.
Choosing Your Career: Proven Strategies for a Satisfying Life – Janet Scarborough Civitelli
There are 15 experts in this book who give their best advice on how to choose a job. A career change is a process that each expert talks about. They also talk about how to go about it the right way, which will lead to a life you love.
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Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers – Lois P. Frankel
Girls are often raised in a different way from boys. People often get the message that they should be submissive, passive, or a “nice girl,” even though they don’t want to be that way.
In our work, how does that message show up If you can show and face these hidden feelings, it can change your life in terms of confidence and assertiveness.
This book talks about a lot of these hidden behaviors. There’s probably something here for every woman to work on and grow, from the CEO to the college grad.
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ – Daniel Goleman
I think that having good relationships with your coworkers is one of the keys to business success. Thus, having a lot of emotional intelligence (EQ) is important for business people to do well at work.
Besides, most of our education focuses on developing our IQs and not on developing our emotions. The good news is that you can improve your emotional intelligence at any time in your life.
You should read this book if you want to better understand yourself and others, and build healthy relationships with other people.
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Deborah Smith Pegues has written a book called The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women: 21 Strategies for Financial Power.
The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women: 21 Strategies for Financial Empowerment – Deborah Smith Pegues
Make, keep, save, and invest the money you have or don’t have with the help of this little book.
It’s a real guide to the kind of financial freedom that many people want to achieve one day.
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The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level – Gay Hendricks
A lot of women have problems that make it hard for them to be as successful as they want to be. Many women have negative self-talk or stories they tell themselves about their business or their life that make them feel bad.
Mr. Hendricks talks about the “upper limit” problem and how to solve it. You can break through and go to the next level, no matter what.
There are a lot of things you need to do before you can work in the “Zone of Genius.”
In this text, he gives you advice on how to tell when your upper limit problem is getting worse and what you should do to get over it.
As a result, I think I would have spent less time not knowing how to get to my next level if I had read this book years ago.
Profit First – Mike Michalowicz
In the beginning of my online business, this book would have been very useful.
If you are an entrepreneur, you might pay your expenses, but it might take you years to pay yourself back. Here, he tells you how to set up your business.
He shows you how to figure out how much to pay yourself, your expenses, how much to save for taxes, and even how much to make money. A lot of women don’t feel comfortable with money, but this book will give them the tools they need to start their business on the right track for money.
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Feminist Fight Club: A Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace – Jessica Bennett
This book is a must-read for any woman who works in a male-dominated field. It gives women who fight for fairness at work a sense of community.
Jessica Bennett comes up with specific situations and then comes up with solutions that range from extreme to simple (using humor whenever possible). It doesn’t say anything that isn’t very clear. She tells you what words and actions you can use tomorrow. There is a lot of power and validation to be found in this short read.
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Grit & Grind – Rhonda Vetere
Rhonda Vetere, a longtime technology expert in the C-suite, knows that there is no such thing as a perfect, trouble-free life.
In her job as a global technology executive, she has had to deal with some of the biggest financial crises of our time. She knows that it’s not what challenges you face in life, but how you deal with them that is important.
Real-life stories show how Vetere and her team deal with the unpredictable tech industry in Grit & Grindus. They also show Vetere’s simple method for building confidence in herself, no matter what the challenge is.
We all run into problems as we make our way through life, but they don’t stop us.
Is it for work, for a long-term relationship, or for getting “unstuck” in some other area of your life? The fastest way to get what you want is to dive into your mess and learn your way through it.
To build bone-deep confidence in your own abilities, Grit & Grind gives you a simple 10-step process to follow.
You can work your way through any problems you have, no matter how messy things get. Things will be better on the other side.
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Measure What Matters: OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth – John Doerr
This book talks about a clear and easy way for businesses to set and achieve goals.
Doerr talks about a goal-setting process that businesses can use together. Companies write down and measure their Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
His system asks teams to focus on three main goals, each linked to three or four short, specific, and measurable results. This allows teams to work together, measure progress, and hold each other accountable, and it allows them to turn big ideas into reality.
As the CEO of a high-growth company in a fast-moving industry, I need to be able to handle change and growth well in order for my company to be successful.
At Brilliant Earth, we have a very data-driven culture and utilize goals and metrics to measure progress on a wide range of areas across the organization, from website design to products to people.
Our company recently started using an online tool to help everyone in the company and each department work together, communicate, and keep an eye on their goals. This was a very timely and relevant subject because of this company initiative.
The book provided additional thought-provoking insights and tangible action items to improve our success measurement processes.