5 Must Read Books for Women in Business
2017 is still fresh and we’re feeling like we can take on the world. The first few months of a new year gives us a re-invigorated energy to pursue our goals, craft a more balanced lifestyle and take our business to new heights.
Harness this magical New-Year-New-You energy by filling your reading list with titles from women in business who have totally crushed it. Their sage wisdom can help us take our careers to the next level, whether that’s through finding a better work-life balance or learning a thing or two from Silicon Valley.
We’ve rounded up five of our favorites for women in business for your reading pleasure. There’s no time to waste – dive into them ASAP and make 2017 the best year yet:
‘Own It: The Power of Women at Work’ by Sallie Krawcheck
Sallie Krawcheck worked her way up through Wall Street, securing high-profile positions including the CEO post at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust. She used her experiences to found Ellevest, an investment firm committed to helping women take control of their financial future. The secret to her career success? Owning it. In her new book, released Jan. 17, Krawcheck argues that it’s time to stop conforming to the rules society has set for how women can fit into business. Instead, we need to embrace our unique strengths to carve out brave new paths. After reading this book, “own it” will be your mantra for 2017.
‘Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot – and Relaunch Their Careers’ by Wendy Sachs
Unapologetic . . . and unstoppable! Wendy Sachs has made a successful career out of building brand partnerships with top media sites like the Verge, Re/code and Curbed. She’s seen the dramatic impact technology has had on the way we consume information and do business, and now she’s sharing that insider’s knowledge with women looking to re-ignite their careers. In “Fearless and Free,” released Feb. 7, Sachs shares tips on how women can adopt a “startup mindset” to pivot their careers to stay afloat in a rapidly changing job market.
‘Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder’ by Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington built a massively influential media empire from the ground up, but her well-being took a hit along the way. After suffering from extreme exhaustion Huffington wrote “Thrive” to share her hard-learned lessons with others. In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. “Thrive” will help career-minded women get started on a well-balanced path to success in 2017.
“Confidence is key to getting ahead.”
‘#GIRLBOSS’ by Sophia Amoruso
“Sophia Amoruso spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and scrounging in dumpsters for leftover bagels. By age 22 she had dropped out of school …” Not the typical start to a success story, right? But that’s precisely Amoruso’s point in #GIRLBOSS – that there is no one path to success, and that unconventional routes can often lead you to the most incredible destinations. For Amoruso, that destination was creating Nasty Gal, a mega-successful clothing e-retailer that’s made her an in-demand style-influencer and role model for creative business women who do things their own way.
‘The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know’ by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
In her groundbreaking book “Lean In,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg urged women in business to raise their hand and speak their mind. Now, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman dive further into the value of confidence in getting ahead. “The Confidence Code” gives women practical advice and tangible tips on how to have stronger faith in their abilities and fearlessly go after what they want.
Grab any – or all – of these inspiring books today to help motivate and inspire you.