As female entrepreneurs, reading books written by other women in subjects we are passionate about or want to grow in is important. Women supporting women! These are the top 5 books for female entrepreneurs, written by other women! (there is a bonus 6th book written by a male author that I wanted to include as well).
The Little Black Book By Otegha Uwagba
The Little Black Book is great because it is short, digestible snippets of great career advice. Honestly, this book is great for all women in business (entrepreneur or not). Bonus points because it is authored by a woman of color. This is the perfect book if you’re not “into reading” and want a quick read that you can pick up whenever you want.
She Means Business By: Carrie Green
She Means Business should be considered the play book for how to start a business! Carrie Green offers SO much value in this book, it is a must-read if you are starting a business. Also, I recommend getting a hard copy because I originally read it on my Kindle and ended up purchasing a hard copy so I could reference the exercises she gives throughout the book.
Get Rich Lucky Bitch By Denise Duffield-Thomas
Money Mindset is a huge barrier for so many women, especially with a sh*t ton of societal norms sending us mixed messages. Reading books about money mindset is a game-changer to help work through limiting beliefs. I LOVE Get Rich Lucky Bitch because she makes the “woo-woo” of manifestation and makes it understandable and believable to laywoman like myself. I gobbled this book right up. This is another book I recommend getting a hard copy of so you can do the exercises she gives in the book.
Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic isn’t a “business book,” but rather a book that is SO important for business because it gives ideas a paradigm shift. As an entrepreneur or a creative, you will look at your ideas in a whole new light after reading Big Magic. It is a quick read and one I can see myself reading annually!
Becoming By Michelle Obama
Does a book by Michelle Obama even need an explanation? Becoming is a beautiful story of Michelle Obama’s experiences that inspires. Reading autobiographies of impressive women is important because it humanizes the experience of becoming successful and therefore provides representation that women need as inspiration.
Bonus Book 6!
(This one is by a male author, but you still should add it to your book list!)
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is a wonderful book for entrepreneurs to read because it gives you an honest look at the ups and downs of building a successful business. It is easy to idolize the successful and not know the stories of their dark times, but Phil Knight shares the story of building Nike in such detail, you feel you were right alongside him the whole time.