If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re probably the kind of person who wants to learn something new every day. And if you want to learn more about business, you can look to other women in the field who are where you want to be. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned business pro, you can always learn from the experts. Here is a list of six books written by female entrepreneurs, for female entrepreneurs.
6 Books by Female Entrepreneurs, for Female Entrepreneurs
I am a sucker for a good memoir or personal development book. Biographies are honestly one of my favorite genres to read. I love learning about other's experiences and life lessons. In business, I think some of the most important stories are those written by other women in business. You know that saying, hindsight is 20/20? Books by other people doing what you want to do almost give you perfect hindsight and foresight into what your journey could look like. If you're looking for inspiration, feeling stuck in business, or just want to read about some incredible boss women, this is for you. Get ready to get reading!
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Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran
If you haven’t seen the show Shark Tank, you’re really missing out. If you have, then you definitely know Barbara Corcoran, the shark who has invested nearly $5.5 million in products seen on the show. This book shares everything you need to know about how, exactly, she has that much money to invest. It’s Barbara’s tell-all story about how she went from failing at 22 jobs to creating a multi-billion dollar real estate company from a $1,000 “loan” from a boyfriend. No really – that's what happened. Pretty incredible, right?
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Sophia Amoruso is the founder of Nasty Gal and Girlboss and self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur” (she recently started offering her own online courses about starting your own business). Her book #GIRLBOSS is all about her story of moving from an outcast and school dropout to a CEO. If you’re feeling some imposter syndrome, this book is a great reminder that you don’t have to be a Harvard grad to start your own business.
Big Magic: How to Live Creatively Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Hear me out. I know Elizabeth Gilbert isn’t “technically” an entrepreneur, but if you are one, you NEED to read this book. It’s one of my personal favorites. Big Magic breaks down what it means to be creative and how you can cultivate creativity in your everyday life. She also shares some personal stories about creativity that have stuck with me since I read it for the first time. It’s a quick read that will leave you feeling ready to take on the world and your business!
She Means Business by Carrie Green
Carrie Green is the queen of bringing female entrepreneurs together. She started her own business when she was 20 years old. Later, she started the Female Entrepreneur Association to help connect other female business owners. If you’re looking for encouragement and words of wisdom on your business journey, this book is for you!
Jo Malone: My Story by Jo Malone
Jo Malone probably doesn’t require an introduction. Her perfumes are synonymous with classy women, and her story is more inspiring than you may know. This memoir details her growth in life and business. If you're in need of a story to help you remember that we all start small and grow after hard work, this book can help you out.
Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley
Jordan’s Own Your Everyday is a great pick if you’re a young entrepreneur just starting out on your journey. It’s packed full of inspiration, stories, and guidance on figuring out how to align your business with your personal and professional goals. The writing style is fun and casual, so it feels like you're getting coffee with a friend. Who doesn't love that feeling?