If you’ve been following Future Females you will know that we truly believe that all female entrepreneurs should be inspired and equipped to reach the highest form of success. One of the biggest resources the universe has given us is books. Whether we’re facing challenges in our career or needing advice to take the next big step, well-written (and well-researched) books about entrepreneurship should have a dedicated place on every woman’s book shelf. We’ve rounded up the 5 books we believe every female entrepreneur should read right now.
Rachel Rodgers is an attorney, business owner, mother of four (!), and self-made millionaire. She has coached hundreds of women on how to achieve seven figures in their business. If that introduction doesn’t win you over, nothing will. We love this book because it’s a no-nonsense take on how powerful it is (especially for women) to build an empire and become successful in business. She believes that it’s not “selfish” or “greedy” wanting to earn more money, instead, it’s “a revolutionary act that brings the economy into balance and creates a better world for all.” Get ready to shift your mindset and reach bigger goals.
It’s Oprah. Need we say more? The Path Made Clear is a first-hand account from one of our favourite modern day powerhouses about finding one’s purpose in life, or as she puts it: “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honour your calling in the best way possible.” Once we figure this out, the sky’s the limit. Make sure you have a notebook and pen ready, because in the 10 chapters of this book you will be taken on an unforgettable journey of self discovery.
Not sure how to kick off your entrepreneurial journey? Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (chief operating officer of Facebook) is a #1 international bestseller about women in the workplace and what we CAN achieve and do. As the title suggests, it’s about making bold moves in order to achieve success (aka, to ‘lean in’). It’s a lighthearted, humorous approach to growth and achievement.
Elaine Welteroth was the youngest editor in chief at Teen Vogue (then age 29, in 2016). Three years later she wrote a memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say). The book explores what it means to become who you were born to be. We are invited to stop listening to the voices that tell us we’re not enough. It’s time to be reminded that you are more than enough. We couldn’t put this book down!
Yes, this book has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. And there’s a good reason for it. Eckhart Tolle takes the reader on a magical journey to discover that living in the now is the truest secret to happiness and enlightenment. You might wonder why this book made our list of books that all female entrepreneurs should read. It’s because we believe that by finding your true and deepest self and reaching the ultimate in personal growth, you will be guided toward everlasting success and happiness – in all areas of your life. “There is no need to go elsewhere for the truth. Let me show you how to go more deeply into what you already have.” – Tolle.