By Annabella Feeny: Here at WIL, we believe that fall is the perfect time to catch up on our reading list--you know the books that we’ve been meaning to get to all year round but have been putting off. Yes, that reading list--but before you pick it up again, consider adding these 6 empowering books on female entrepreneurship.
1) #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal--an online women’s fashion retailer-- and GirlBoss Media--a multimedia content company-- is an American entrepreneur and digital content creator. Her biography, #GIRLBOSS, recounts her days before her fashion empire, as a struggling college dropout with a passion for selling thrifted vintage clothes.
2) The Little Black Book: A ToolKit for Working Women by Otegha Uwagba
Otegha Uwagba is an Oxford graduate, writer, speaker, and founder of Women Who, an online networking platform that supports and connects innovative women. Her handbook, The Little Black Book, is a Sunday Times bestseller and has been coined “the book of the year for working women with drive” (Refinery 29).
3) Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba
Cara Alwill Leyba is an award winning author, podcaster, and accredited life coach. Her book, “Girl Code”, is an inspiring read for female entrepreneurs wanting to enhance their confidence and ultimately, reach their highest potential as they pursue their business dreams.
4) Disruptors: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold by Dr. Patti Fletcher
Dr. Patti Fletcher is a leading advocate for gender equity and appeared on Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. ‘s exclusive list of “18 Women to Watch in 2018” . She is the CEO of the PSDNetwork LLC and is committed to fostering change in business culture, and breaking down barriers for female entrepreneurs. Her book, Disruptors, showcases influential women who have found success by breaking out of the mold and disrupting the system.
5) She Means Business: Turning Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
Carrie Green has had her share of ups and downs. As a student studying law at the University of Birmingham, she was unsure of her career prospects. However, she did know that she wanted to work for herself one day. Today, she is a wildly successful global entrepreneur and founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, an online hub for 350,000+ aspiring female entrepreneurs that want to turn their dreams into reality. Her book, She Means Business, offers valuable insight into the fundamental steps behind creating a brand and business.
6) Brand Brilliance by Fiona Humberstone
Fiona Humberstone, founder of the Brand Stylist and Copper Beech Press, is a passionate brand consultant, creative director, and author of best selling books “How to Style your Brand” and “Brand Brilliance”. Her book, Brand Brilliance, gives readers tools to success in building their own brand and attracting an audience of consumers.