Building a business is hard work — there’s no way around it. You may go through stages of self-doubt and frustration on a daily basis. The life of a woman entrepreneur can even be more challenging if you’re trying to make it in a previously male-dominated industry. That’s why it’s so important to find inspiration in the stories, experiences, and tips of others who can give you that motivation to continue forward.
If you’re looking for your next read to assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, look no further than the 10 books for women entrepreneurs we curated below.
1. Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-Time Gig
By: Ilana Griffo
Are you ready to take your side hustle to the next level? Author Ilana Griffo created this workbook specifically for the woman entrepreneur looking for clarity and inspiration when turning their side hustle into a full time business. Filled with tips, resources, and prompts, Mind Your Business is geared specifically towards the “list lovers, creative spirits, go-getters, and driven women”. Get your copy here.
2. Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life
By: Denise Duffield-Thomas
Unsure if you should raise your offer prices or worried about making your next sale? Author Denise Duffield-Thomas is dedicated to helping women release the blocks keeping them from their full potential. In her latest book, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, Duffield-Thomas gives valuable manifestation techniques and inspiration by offering practical advice and resources. The bonus? She delivers it all with the same passionate honesty you’d get from your best girlfriends. Get the book here.
3. More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
By: Elaine Welteroth
In this powerful self-help memoir, author Elaine Welteroth speaks to empower women to find their voices no matter who they are. Sharing her experiences as a Black woman in America, Welteroth’s book packs meaningful stories, advice, and lessons all centered around knowing your worth, breaking barriers, and shattering glass ceilings. More Than Enough is a read for all ages and for those in every step of their entrepreneurial journey. Grab your copy here.
4. WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams
By: Jaclyn Johnson
Ever had a situation so difficult and frustrating that you didn’t believe you could get past it? Author Jaclyn Johnson has been there and shares her advice for overcoming these struggles and seemingly impossible obstacles to get to where you want to be. She brings in stories from other entrepreneurs and ties it all together with tips to succeed. Get it here.
5. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
By: Elizabeth Gilbert
Author Elizabeth Gilbert digs deep in Big Magic where she shares how everyone has a creative spot in their soul just waiting to be tapped into. This book is one of self-exploration and taking chances in spite of fear. She writes of the inspiration that comes from living a creative life and how it can help you prosper in all areas including your business. Get your copy here.
6. She Speaks: Women’s Speeches That Changed the World
By: Yvette Cooper
With featured speeches from powerful women such as Greta Thurnberg to Malala Yousafzai, this book is bound to light your fire when you’re in need of some serious inspiration. Check it out here.
7. Meet Me At The Table Where Greatness & Impact Collide
By: Christine Sanni
Author Christine Sanni writes seeking exactly what they have to offer the world within and how to nurture their purpose through impactful leadership. Meet Me at The Table asks you the deep questions of who you are and who you want to be known as. This book is wrapped in purposeful conversation and heavy in inspiration for entrepreneurs ready to know their true selves. Get your copy here.
8. KNOWN: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age
By: Mark W. Schaefer
KNOWN is a book chock-full of strategic, well-timed resources for becoming known in the digital age. Author Mark W. Schaefer brings vulnerability through his own experiences that allow you to view the full process of becoming a person of influence. This book is all about being able to manage your personal brand in a tangible way with examples from the most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the business. Get it here.
9. Contagious: Why Things Catch On
By: Jonah Berger
Author Jonah Berger gets deep on the why behind the popularity of viral social media posts. After explaining the research behind this viral content, he goes into tangible steps you can take to making content people will share and boost your digital presence and awareness. Grab your copy here.
10. Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
By: Donald Miller
Are you connecting to your customers in an effective way? Building a StoryBrand explores what value you bring to your customers and how you can build your empire in a way that speaks to the masses. Author Donald Miller zeroes in on seven universal ways humans connect to one another and how to turn your brand message into something your target audience can relate to. Get it here.