Once in awhile it’s good to take your mind away from social media and dive into a good book. I make it a goal to read at least one book every year that’s not a textbook. I try not to overwhelm myself by giving myself a time frame on when to finish it (Although for the sake of this post I had too). Let’s be honest life gets busy and with the attention span of a fish we all have now a-days it can be difficult to focus and finish a book from front to back. However, it’s also one of best and most therapeutic things you can do for yourself ( I find it therapeutic but that’s just me). In no particular order, here are a few of my favourite female entrepreneur books I believe every young women should read. Everything you need to know from the failures that come with starting your new business, being consistent, and of course inspiring and empowering you to not give up on something you believe in.
I currently just finished reading this one and it was such a breath of fresh air. Jaclyn Johnson who you might all know is the founder and CEO of Create & Cultivate ( An online platform and conference for millennial women). In Workparty, Johnson discussed moving across the country for a job only to find out months later that she was being laid off, what she learned from her business partner when it came to finances, understanding the market, and how to create and cultivate your “white space” a.k.a niche. There are so many lessons to take away from her journey. I highly recommend this one.
Talk about women supporting women! Cara Alwill Leyba’s Girl Code is about teaching confidence and the importance of sharing professional wisdom with other female entrepreneurs and understanding that in doing so it benefits both parties.
Influencer: building your personal brand in the age of social media.
Brittany Hennessy shares all the tips and tricks you need to know on what it takes to build a person brand. Everything from how to monetize from your social platforms to legitimizing yourself to brands and pitching to companies.
What has now become a global community for woman. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote leanIn to focus the conversation on the experiences woman face in the workplace plus what they can do to be assertive, move towards leading rather than following.