In my opinion, any woman with aspirations may as well be an entrepreneur. We put the grind and hustle behind ourselves, to build our skills, grow our mindset and tackle our personal obstacles. That’s what it means to be a girlboss to me. So, when I say these books are ‘girlboss’ books, they’re stories and mantras from female entrepreneurs who have done just that. They’ve conquered themselves and built their dream life. That’s what I want us to do too.
These books are not just for women in business, nor are they women empowerment affirmations on repeat, but inspirational books about women who are unapologetically ambitious. Aka my reading list.
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#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
What book could I kickstart this list off with other than #GirlBoss? I mean, it’s practically called “The GirlBoss Book” and it’s my top recommendation for any millennial woman. This is the first book I’ve bought which hasn’t been fiction and I don’t think I’ll ever pass it on.
From Sophia Amoruso, the CEO of Nasty Gal, this book explores the makings of a girlboss – proving there’s more than one mould for success. But one thing Sophia emphasises every girlboss needs is hard work and determination!
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba
Girl Code is a book written for female entrepreneurs, unfortunately for my female programmers, and features pages for taking notes and reflecting on the book. The focus is on ‘Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur’ – which is a pretty girlboss thing to do!
Personally, I found this book so helpful for when I’ve lost my way. It’s so easy to come back to my own core values and goals by reading back my notes.
How to be an Overnight Success
by Maria Hatzistefanis
“You are not born an entrepreneur. It’s a skill that you learn along the way.”
Transition from fashion to beauty, and Maria Hatzistefanis writes how you don’t become an overnight success, well, overnight. Hatzistefanis built her company over eighteen years before she struck gold with her snake serum! Now she helps others understand the hustle in this girlboss book.
I haven’t read too much of this book yet (it’s the latest one added to my collection), but it’s worth the investment just for some coffee table decor! Seriously though, as much as I love the cover design, it’s got the heart of the two books.
As I have a strict rule against promoting products I haven’t tried myself, the books I wish to read are featured below without comment.