Being a women entrepreneur can be challenging, especially when dealing with entrepreneurial struggles, prevalent stereotypes, biases, and challenges that come along the way. Moreover, these women also have many other areas in their life to balance while creating and sustaining their businesses. It’s tricky to navigate these waters, especially if you’re starting a business or aiming to climb the corporate ladder. What helped these ladies to overcome every obstacle they faced? Many women entrepreneurs opt for reading books. There are countless books with valuable information for entrepreneurial success, empowering and uplifting women in business. These books help entrepreneur women succeed, regardless of the odds that come in the way of their entrepreneurial dreams.
The challenges of entrepreneurship aren’t a secret. Although there have been great strides toward equality in work and business, women still face challenges, especially when breaking into previously male-dominated fields in the corporate world. Hence, constant motivation is crucial for women entrepreneurs to keep going and feel empowered in business. Books play a significant part in this aspect. There might not be an exact blueprint that will tackle every problem faced by women entrepreneurs and their solutions. However, lessons and uplifting content in these books might be the key to your success as a women entrepreneur.
The books in the list below contain anecdotes, entrepreneurial advice, and valuable information that women entrepreneurs will find helpful for their journey. While many female authors and influential women wrote most of the books in this collection, there are also a few written by men. These learning tools will help women entrepreneurs to reach the top, so grab a copy of any book on this list!
Women Entrepreneur Books # 1) The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know
Women Entrepreneur Books # 2) Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
A Critical Review: “It’s like every motivational and self help speaker you ever listened to got quoted (but not necessarily credited) here.
And sadly, for a book published by a Christian publisher and authored by a professing believer, there is a noticeable lack of Biblical support, some profanity, and ideas that just aren’t compatible with the Christian walk.
I just can’t recommend this to anyone.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 3) Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Within a week of finishing it, I stood up to a male coworker who was minimizing and deflating everything I said in a meeting in front of my manager and colleagues. Pre book I probably would have just let it go and been deferential even though I knew I was right. I didn’t back down on my position, but I remained calm and logical, and was still friendly. He on the other hand became angry and raised his voice. I asked him why he was becoming so emotional about he topic, and that question disarmed him completely. He said “you’re right, I’m sorry.” Later he came to my office and apologized again. I know he didn’t like it, and I don’t think his apology was sincere, but I know I at least gleaned some respect from him and my colleagues.
I later noticed in another meeting in which a female coworker and I were presenting, several male audience members kept interrupting us despite the fact that we were supposed to be teaching them the material. I finally stepped in and said “gentlemen, thanks for your insights but we’re going to hold questions and comments until the end.” They shut up.
I have finally recently been selected to attend a conference across the country with a select few other employees. I attribute this selection to my newfound confidence in my abilities and contributions to the organization, and I attribute that confidence to this book!
I think every working woman should read this (especially working mothers), and possibly more importantly, every manager, male or female, should read this book.”
A Critical Review: “What is so disappointing to me is her putting the onus on women to get ahead in corporate America. The author comes from a privileged background and had powerful men as mentors throughout her career. I don’t think women should depend on finding male mentors nor should they work hard to get a seat at the table at male-dominated businesses. Sheryl should be encouraging women to start their own businesses, businesses more in step with female values, and using her clout to make this happen.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 4) #GIRLBOSS
A 5-Star Review: “As a girl looking to build an empire and become her own boss, this book contains some great advice and motivation. It is not a step-by-step guide by any means; it is Amoruso describing her journey from grungy, shoplifting kid to powerful CEO with witty humor and tips along the way. The book can inspire you whether you are simply looking to be a more empowered career woman (or guy, her advice isn’t really gender specific despite the title) or if you are truly looking to become your own boss.
It’s funny and down-to-earth and might just give you the motivation to start pursuing your goals.”
A Critical Review: “This book is creatively put together. And her life sounds comical in a depressing way. She is interesting. I see why they are making a show about it. However…
I wish I had known her company was being sued for wrongful termination of several ill and pregnant employees. Amongst other complaints and her own recent failures. I’ve read half of this book and for the first time in my life from purchasing a book I want to return it. She says in the beginning that it is not meant to inspire. What??? So I then assumed it was to merely entertain. But after reading how she scammed and stole and she basically brags about it. I’m having a hard time relating or let alone enjoying a book about a woman who grew up upper middle class, is now one of the wealthiest women in the world, and basically has never had much of a moral compass. This is what I’ve taken away from the first 5 chapters. Pass.
Unfortunately, it did not come with a paid return label and the shipping would cost almost as much as the book. Lesson learned.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 5) She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur
If you’re a creative and ambitious female entrepreneur, or are contemplating the entrepreneurial path, this book will provide the honest, realistic, and practical tools you need to follow your heart and bring your vision to life.
A 5-Star Review: “Blown away by this book, it is perhaps my all-time favorite self-help/entrepreneurial book and I am going to read it many times before I am through! I had to get both the audio and paperback versions to use together, and the down to earth insight has me ready to go out and tackle the world. I know Carrie caters to women entrepreneurs (and yes, I am a man), but I would have to place her right at the top of my go to inspirations Down to earth, easy to understand, easy to relate to, and all around sound advice and inspiration. Sorry ladies, but as guy I thinks this book and this woman, … ROCK!”
A Critical Review: “I was disappointed but not surprised by the lack of substance this book provided. It’s a nice motivational book but it doesn’t really help you in starting your own business. The content on Carrie’s blog and website are very similar: a lot of encouragement but not very deep. I just started my business and I’ve gathered a lot of helpful advice and ideas for FREE online but I paid for this book and most of what I got from it, I could have found online at little to no cost. I think the book is nice if you’re feeling down about the direction of your business and need a boost but even still, the book didn’t necessarily motivate me. In fact, it disheartened me a bit because Carrie had this supportive network of people to help her and give business advice which most of us who are just starting our business do not have. Her so called “encouragement” was unrealistic for those who are starting a business from scratch and have no real support or mentors to reach out to. Majority of the book was just giving examples of business success stories from friends of hers and they too had some sort of support, whether it be from Carrie herself or family. Not everyone has that kind of luxury and privilege to have a group of people in high places who are behind you all the way and will reach out to help as much as they can. Bottomline, this book will make you feel good at the beginning but won’t give you a realistic approach to starting and maintaining a successful business.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 6) The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
I can see why some reviewers call it redundant, I’d advise everyone to keep pushing. It is a bit verbose but you’d miss a few gems if you choose to skip over passages and or pages.
I’m really happy with this purchase. I bought “Systems Thinking for Social Change” before I purchased this one, and I couldn’t get through it entirely. It references “The Fifth Discipline” as well as “Thinking in Systems” by Donella Meadows, After previewing both I figured I’d start here. And I will read them all, this is such a fascinating subject.”
A Critical Review: “The Audio Book doesn’t follow along with the book. It makes through about 1 page and then its off in a completely different direction. Not a big deal if you are just casually listening, but if you need to know where and what chapter you listening to, or need a audiobook that follows the actual book, this is not the one. I just ended up getting the Kindle version for less than half the price.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 7) Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
A Critical Review: “I liked what this author had to say and enjoyed the material, but this was not a book. When I got to the end, I said “Where’s the rest of it? Where’s the useful stuff?” I went on a hunt and found the author on YouTube giving a TED Talk called Steal Like an Artist. There it was, the entire book in an eleven minute speech. Save your money and just listen to the speech.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 8) Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work
In a dream world, this would be mandatory reading for all men in the workplace. Males who are not aware of these communication differences are likely not hiring or promoting talented female employees because they misconstrue their politeness for passiveness, or their humble remarks (or even self-degrading remarks) for lack of confidence, etc.
As a working woman, reading this book gave me an advantage. After reading it, I find myself using a different communication style now with males at work than I do with females at work. At least now I am aware of how the “female” communication style I naturally use is probably being heard by my male superiors. Likewise, as a boss I’ve put this book, along with “Who Moved My Cheese?”, on the reading list for new hires.
Substantively, I felt the book could have used some major editing starting about half-way through where it became a bit tedious. But it’s worth the read for the important lessons learned.
Lastly, others have criticized this book for not offering solutions to the problem. The solution is awareness. If both genders are aware of these communication differences, the problem is virtually eliminated.”
A Critical Review: “Just received this item, which I ordered NEW, and it is quite obviously used.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 9) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
While reading the book, I became aware of why 1) I’ve been having conflicting feeling about myself, 2) I get very frustrated with what some people say/think and get into frequent debate/argument with them with the intention to let them see that there’s another side to something, and 3) why some of my past relationships didn’t work out.
With the knowledge that one person can have both fixed and growth mindsets depending on the ability/beliefs, and that a mindset is like a framework, thus difficult (but not impossible) to change, I realized that since the things that I argue with people (family) tend to be fixed-mindset beliefs, I’ll just be wasting energy arguing about it— the person has to change his/her fixed mindset, thus, the issue is not really about the topic itself, but the mindset of the person, something which the person will have to personally want to change. This realization helped me preempt many arguments and, thus, our relationships is now smoother. If I ever want to even fantasize others changing theirs, I will first need to change my own fixed-mindset, which incidentally are all the internal conflicts that I’ve been carrying with me for years.
I also learned that almost everything that attracted me of my past relationships where their growth-mindset—their yearning to improve, their curiosity, their challenging me to improve. And that our fights were our fixed-mindset. Now I know what to pay attention to and when to let go. Since a mindset takes time and effort to change and I don’t want to attempt to change people (it’s already hard to change myself), I will need to let incompatible people go sooner rather than later. “The belief that partners have the potential to change should not be confused with the belief that the partner WILL change. The partner has to want to change, commit to change, and take concrete actions toward change.”
A Critical Review: “This book could have easily been summed up in an article but instead it’s a 240+ page book repeating essentially the same thing over and over and over. The book is about how your mindset, fixed or open, to challenges, beliefs, and overall life can have a great impact on how you adjust and what you become. As an example, if two children get an F on an assignment with different mindsets, the fixed will tend to think they’re dumb and lose interest while the open will know they can learn and view it as a challenge.
That’s it. I’m not being overly critical of the book or idea. That is the book stretched out using examples from sports, business, relationships, and pretty much areas where your mindset can help determine where you proceed when faced with a challenge.
I don’t know how someone could give this five stars. I don’t mean that to be rude but you’re more or less reading the same idea on every page.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 10) Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
but this is the most solid and valuable business book i’ve bought.
it references ideas from many of the greats with enough detail to make it good for refreshing while not giving so much that it spoils the other works. incidentally, as it doesn’t do more than touch on other author’s ideas, it doesn’t go so far as to clarify the other works.
this book is appropriate as a first business book. if you have an employee who is trying to get the basis of business side social psychology, this book may be the best on the market. it is appropriate for people new to the workforce, new bosses, new sales associates, customer service associates, and even highschool graduates.
kawasaki makes fewer errors in the book than when public speaking. but if you can keep in mind that his opinions are bad, what is left is a cogent, coherent, and considerate analysis of most modern business literature condensed to a paragraph or two. it is sort-of a syllabus or synopsis of the literature with explanations of why the works matter, and the presentation of a key idea each work entails. generally these are either the core theme of the work, or the most important idea in the work.
the work clearly condenses hundreds of hours of exposure, consideration, and simplification. but what about the expert of business? should they get the book solely to have it on a shelf so you can loan it to a new hire or transfer?
it also works well enough as a synopsis that even if you know every piece of work being referenced, you can skim through this like a detached table of contents.
the value of the work is somewhere < 2 hours minimum wage. if you see it go down to $5 a copy (free shipping), you should pick it up. and buying multiples for a discount is probably worth it since it has such value and audience variety. getting 10 copies for ~$30 and just giving the redundant ones away is a decent idea.
-1 star because it had potential it didn’t rise to meet. the book is in the range of being required reading for every business101 class, and it is in the range of being required reading for every high school in the USA. but it doesn’t go into enough depth nor enough utility to hit that goal.
if the book had developed the other author’s ideas further through example, or if the book completely covered the other author’s ideas it would have full stars. the problem isn’t that the content wasn’t covered but the was an implicit connotation that it was. if the book stayed the same but shilled for the authors who are referenced, at least readers who are new to the field wouldn’t have the impression that the reference itself was complete as well as concise.
other reviews on here are complaining that guy didn’t give enough to actually help. it isn’t an all inone where each topic is considered down to the bottom of the barrel, but an allinone in that it references a wide raiment of material, but for the main lay audience that isn’t enough.
if someone messes up it is user error. if a large portion of users mess up, it is a failure of meeting the usecase. this book carries a curse of knowledge with it. if you know the things being referenced it is fine, but if not there isn’t enough of a reminder to follow up and read the sources to expand knowledge.
if i was the editor i’d make the repetitive but necessary edit of following every “this is from [book title]” with “peruse it for more.” or shift the desired audience so it completely contains and concatenates the genre of business influence.”
A Critical Review: “I’m left asking “but, how?” Guy gave few tangible examples of enchantment, most of the book is explaining what enchantment is…not specifics on how to do it if it doesn’t come to you naturally. Worth a read but could be much better…I expected more.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 11) Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
A 5-Star Review: “In Rising Strong, Brene Brown explores how to reset your life when you’ve experienced adversity. This book was very timely for me to read because of some tough experiences I’ve had n this last year. Reading through it gave me valuable techniques to draw on as I work through those experiences. It’s helped me work through some tough emotions and behavior patterns and provided me a way forward. I’d highly recommend this book to anyone dealing with some life changing struggles, who needs some guidance on how to move forward, but also to anyone who wants to improve how they work through difficult situations.”
A Critical Review: “I preferred “Daring Greatly” a lot more.
This felt padded, or stuffed with a lot of information that isn’t necessary to get the point (if you can find it) across. Chapters were close to thirty pages long and they didn’t need to be, imo.
Maybe I couldn’t connect with her life examples? Maybe I just didn’t care about her life examples because there wasn’t enough in them that moved me.
Whether nonfiction or fiction, you as the writer still have to hook your audience, which you do with emotions. This book just didn’t do it for me.
I was looking for information/tools that can help me, the reader, get through my soul-sucking life/day. Help me help myself so I can live a better life.
Disappointed. I was expecting something more akin to “Daring Greatly”. I have her “Wilderness” book too and I’m hesitant in getting any hopes up.
This gets donated to the local veterans library.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 12) An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah: A Memoir
A 5-Star Review: “I love history, and this is something I lived through. Was very interested to learn more about Farah’s background. There were some places in the memoir that dragged, but overall it was something special to read about what she and her husband the shah accomplished during their reign. It was a dreadful time for them in exile and am appalled that there could be this kind of situation regarding his medical care. The book really conveyed the the pain of that time. She’s a remarkable woman.”
A Critical Review: “Also read The Fall of Heaven— books tell two very different stories both in substance and perception; learned a lot about Iran in the 1950s to 1980”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 13) She Takes on the World
A 5-Star Review: “I bought this book after it was recommended by Better than Chocolate’s Amanda Aitken, a female entrepreneur whom I truly adore and admire. I have also followed Natalie’s blog and been on her mailing list for a couple of years now, and was excited to hear she had written a book.
The book arrived at the perfect time, at the point in my business (2 years in) where I am looking to expand my virtual team, work smarter not harder, and utilize more online tools so that I can run my business from anywhere in the world and without driving myself to the ground. I was work-vacationing in Croatia at the time I read the book and was truly excited to learn that Natalie runs a very successful business from anywhere she wants to (inc. Croatia!), which is something I am close to achieving but needed Natalie’s suggestions to truly allow this to be a reality. If this is your goal too, there is very actionable advice in the book to help you make this a reality, as well as a bunch of resources and links to point you in the right direction.
The closest book to this that I have read is Tim Ferriss’s 4 hour work week. I recommend reading both if you truly want to become a lifestyle entrepreneur. Tim’s approach is more extreme but you can certainly learn valuable takeaways from it; Natalie’s book seems to be much more grounded and achievable, and like me, it seems that Natalie truly loves her job and would actually be bored and depressed if she was only working 4 hours a week! I appreciate that Natalie is hard-working while also having a life and coming across as a normal 20-something year old that you would want to be friends with and hang out with on a Saturday night!
My favorite sections in the book are the chapters on Mentorship, Where to find a talented virtual team, Business compass and the blogpost ideas. I thought the section on social media strategies was the weakest – it is such a huge topic that it is beyond the scope of this book.”
All in all this is a solid book that will get you fired up about starting OR improving your business or passion project, whatever it may be. Strongly recommend!”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 14) The Hiding Place
A 5-Star Review: “After reading this book, it hit very deeply for me on a certain level, that might not be familiar for most. When I was 19 I was convicted of my first crime and was sentenced to six years in prison. I don’t remember doing most of my crime, but I do remember it happening and being blameless to the fact that I was the one who did do it. What hit me most about this book, is what they felt and were subjected to during processing and quarantine. Obviously the conditions aren’t as bad now as they were then, but I remember having to be stripped and naked in front of hundreds. I remember being told I was a number and not a name. I remember having my food thrown away for looking the wrong way in line. I remember countless times having everything I owned being torn through and then discarded because the Correctional Officer wasn’t happy that day. I know that people will say that our situations aren’t the same. I asked for my punishment by breaking the law. I deserved to be treated like that for my crimes (they were robberies without a weapon while I was on cocaine at 19). I needed to be locked up and so on and so on. But the thing I can say the most from this book, is that everytime she talked about the helplessness and selfishness that comes along with imprisonment, it hit me so hard. When she talked about love and compassion for others, being the only true form of currency you have in prison, those words rang so true to me. I’m writing this to let anyone who has ever been incarcerated know that this book should be read. It puts into perspective what you are truly worth and what you should give to others, even your enemies. I hated authority for so long, but realized that, love is the only way to win. So I would recommend this book to everyone who needs perspective, especially those who have been incarcerated before. Thank you Corrie for your endless love! Give Betsie a hug for me.”
A Critical Review: “The ink print in this book is so light that I refuse to even try to read it. I love this story and its a shame I can’t read it. I don’t have any problems with my eyes either. I’ve noticed this with many printed books lately. Why are they printing with such low ink? Horrible way to try to save money. I don’t even want to order books online anymore, will wait till inside a store to see the print level first. Shame on these companies.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 15) A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)
A 5-Star Review: “To be honest, I hated this book the whole time I was reading it and immediately after. I thought it was poorly written, repetitive, preachy, and idealistic. But lo and behold, 6 months later I am still thinking about it all the time. Like it says in the intro, you are either ready for this book or you’re not. If you’re ready, it will open your eyes in a way that is impossible to reverse. Try to read it with an open mind and a willingness to deeply examine your own mind in ways that may be very uncomfortable to you. It will be worth it.”
A Critical Review: “This book touts to be teaching truth. I know its not all true. This author has concluded that our thoughts and emotions are only our ego. This implies that the soul is but the part of us that sits back observing without feeling. I might agree that many self centered thoughts are from the ego self, but emotion is something even the angels in heaven feel as well as our deceased loved ones. I know because I have had a NDE myself years ago. My son in law was shot in the back 8 times, flat lined three times and was in a coma for 3 and a half months. Emotions do not die with the body. I also know that other NDE’rs have validated that we are still us, emotions and all even after we cross over. This author has never claimed an NDE and says it all comes to him through intuition. I think it was simply something he came up with based on his own understanding and comfort zone. Not necessarily true for everyone.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 16) The Magician’s Way: What It Really Takes to Find Your Treasure
A Critical Review: “I hesitated to write this bad review. What persuaded me to do it was another lengthy review saying James Redfield move over. That was one of the reviews that really got my hopes up and misled me. Since Amazon clientele use these reviews to consider their purchases beforehand I am going to add my opinion here for perspective. First of all I thought it started out fantastic. It was a great first 5 %. The author tells a story about a childhood snakebite that was compelling. He uses that as a comparison to launch into the rest of his tale. After that things start to go downhill because the twofold intention is in conflict. He’s telling a tale about a man while also using that tale to illustrate the use of his “magic” principles, but ends up sacrificing good story telling for the hidden purpose of demonstrating the “magic” principles
The story never gets good because the lead character is written in a two dimensional way for the purpose of demonstrating the principles. I had hope for a while that I was going to like this character and get invested in his outcome. I didn’t. He kept doing stupid things that were on the level of an “about to get kicked out of a fraternity” boy like drinking 8 cocktails at a business lunch before making sales calls. But hey it was okay because he got saved by the topless waitress with a heart of gold who has hidden healing talents before she later goes on to blackmail him. Really? Yes, that’s really this silly story.
It seems that the lead character had to be more of a loser than most because the author’s vehicle of teaching the magic principles was having the lead’s friends lecture him on the principles such as visualizing the goal. And yes they get really preachy.
The principles are interesting. I found some nuggets of wisdom in this story. In spite of the unbelievable, childish and overall dislikeable lead character in this 2 dimensional story I still would have given it more than 1 star because of the nuggets of wisdom if the author had finished the damn thing. But as soon as the author had adequately demonstrated the “magic” principles he ended the book with the main character leaping into refreshing mountain spring with a friend. Will he repair his relationship with his wife? Will he tell her about the incident leading to his blackmail? The wife dislikes him about as much as I do so maybe he can’t save the relationship anyway. Will he report the blackmailer or pay her? Who knows? The readers don’t know because the vehicle of the story is left hanging as soon as the underlying purpose of teaching the principles is met.
I wanted to like this book because some moments were lovely but they were rare in the swampy morass of this uncompelling story and bludgeoning principle repetition.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 17) Girl On Fire: How to Choose Yourself, Burn the Rule Book, and Blaze Your Own Trail in Life and Business
What I love so much about her, is that after getting the author’s DREAM, she went back and self-published Girl On Fire, and in this book explains why you don’t need other people to choose you to be validated in your work. ⠀
I’ve struggled with this for Future Boss Lady, and I personally self published because I just couldn’t stand to sit around and wait for someone to believe in me. I believed in FBL so much that I knew it needed to be out there, book deal or not. ⠀
Reading Girl on Fire made me feel so secure in that decision and made me feel inspired to do it over and over again. ⠀
I HIGHLY recommend this book for writers and self published authors, but I also recommend it for anyone that needs to feel uplifted and inspired. ⠀
Cara says so many profound and beautiful things that just fueled my soul, and I closed this book feeling energized, excited, and ready to take on the world. ⠀
This book could not have come to me at a more perfect time, and I hope anyone and everyone gets a chance to read it. ⠀
Follow Cara at @thechampagnediet , she also has a podcast called Style Your Mind, and you can grab her book on Amazon! ⠀
I can’t thank you enough Cara, you are a freaking rockstar! ⭐️”
A Critical Review: “This book in certain ways is set up like her previous book Girl Code filled with advice from a female who is an entrepreneur in many ways.She talks a lot about her story,give various helpful business suggestions especially for those people wanting to start a business,and at the end of each chapter has questions for the reader to answer.How it’s not like the first book is the fact that she doesn’t interview any female entrepreneurs,but just focuses on her own story,offers helpful suggestions,and encouraging journaling.She did mentioned powerful influential women both in the past and now.This book is also a book to encourage women who have low self-esteem especially regarding having there own business.
After reading it I decided that I would send it to a former client of mine who has her own business,plus the book before it Girl Code.I however didn’t get much out of the book maybe because I don’t have a low self-esteem regarding having my own business and have been a business owner for years.I did enjoy the book Girl Code however because of the different interviews Cara did.
This book as well as the previous book are good books if you are wanting to start a business and needs some helpful suggestions,and powerful encouraging words to get you going and you don’t mind journaling here and there.I highly reccommed before reading Girl On Fire read Girl Code first because in Girl On Fire she makes reference to Girl Code often.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 18) The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose
It was as though I was pushing the break and gas pedal of my life at the same time and with the same level of pressure and passion. I wanted to move forward, but I also wanted to stop.
Only an hour into this book and one question after the other, one fervent prayer after the other, so many answered. I bought both the audiobook and kindle version so I could listen and study the words of these wise leaders. I encourage you to do the same as there’s not only soul knowledge within these pages, but hope.
A Critical Review: “Bought this on kindle and was disappointed to see how little content there is in this book. It’s only about 200 pages and half of them are just pictures of flowers. Was hoping for more insight from Oprah but it’s just a selection of short quotes from people. Maybe nice for a gift but not actually a useful book.”
Women Entrepreneur Books # 19) Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs
A 5-Star Review: “If you are an entrepreneur or think you could become one, here’s a new book you will love. Nathalie presents 50 hacks to jump ahead in entrepreneurship, particularly when you’re not a privileged white man. Leap Frog is all about getting ahead in a system that was not necessarily designed for you to succeed.
Many of her hacks put into words things I did intuitively in the early days of She’s the First. I didn’t fully recognize my strengths in those areas until reading this book. 10 years into entrepreneurship (or 20, if you count the origin as my first playground business!), I STILL found wake-up calls in Nathalie’s book. A profound question she asks is: Why do you spend so much time thinking about what failure looks like? It’s harder–and more important–to think about what crazy levels of success look like.
What really sets this book apart from all others on the business bookshelf is REPRESENTATION. Nathalie is Latinx and cites examples of mostly non-white entrepreneurs, which is a welcome break from most of the books I’ve read. She writes with a race-gender-class lens that calls out how the rules of the start-up world just don’t work for the majority of people with brilliant ideas and solutions.
Because the hacks are in 50 digestible chapters, it’s a substantial but fast read that you’ll be turning back to time and again when you need a jolt of encouragement.”
A Critical Review: “Essentially the book is full of workshop questions that you could find on YouTube or other business start up work shop classes. I was disappointed because it was like describing a pie and it’s recipe with out including any ingredients or exact measurements. I got it and I was disappointed. It talks more about the authors experience than anything else.”
Female entrepreneurs don’t have to face the challenges of entrepreneurship alone. Many successful women who found their way to the top of the business world have shared and documented their experiences in books. From finding confidence and business strategies to effectively executing them, these books provide the wisdom and actionable advice you need to succeed in your path. Some of these essential reads are on our list, so let any of these books inspire and help you grow as one of the top women entrepreneurs.