7 Business Books Every Female Entrepreneur Needs To Read

Business books for female entrepreneurs

Are you a side hustler, full time business owner or aspiring lady boss? Wherever you are on your empire building journey, these business books for women and by women will help you get to that next level of business success - you need to check them out asap.


1. #GirlBoss

By Sophia Amoruso

This book is a cult classic and if you haven't read it already, you need it. Sophia walks us through how she grew her business, Nasty Gal, from scratch into a multi million dollar empire.

From Amazon.com#GIRLBOSS proves that being successful isn’t about where you went to college or how popular you were in high school. It’s about trusting your instincts and following your gut; knowing which rules to follow and which to break; when to button up and when to let your freak flag fly.


2. In The Company of Women

By Grace Bonney

The stories in the book are motivating and inspiring and will help you get out of a business funk and back on the path of pursuing your dreams full force.

From Amazon.com: Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.


3. She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

By Carrie Green

Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association and is the ultimate small business coach. Her approach is honest and realistic and her book lays out how you too can achieve success in your business.

From Amazon.com: This book is full of personal stories, tips and exercises to inspire you and get you in to action. Honest, realistic and practical, She Means Business speaks to today's creative, ambitious and talented generation of female entrepreneurs, as well as those that wish to join their ranks by following their dreams.



4. Get Over Your Damn Self

By Rumi Neustadt

Every struggled to talk about your business and the products and services you offer confidently? Then this is the  book for you. The author helps you harness your business skills and adjust your mindset so you can build that business empire you truly desire.


From Amazon.com: . In this book Rumi offers you the same direct, no-BS coaching she's given to tens of thousands to help you acquire the skills to build this sucker and teach your team to do the same. And, equally important, she'll work on your mindset so you stop over complicating it all and stop letting the negative voices in your head win.


5. Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

By Cara Alwill leyba

Cara's down to earth approach to building a business confidently, that is based on your why (your true purpose) and at your own pace is spot on. Plus the interviews she features in this book are completely relatable.

From Amazon.comGirl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” and any­one in between. This book won’t teach you how to build a multimillion-dollar company. It won’t teach you about systems or finance. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your “why,” eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business are all about.


6. Business Boutique

By Christy Wright

If you've never heard of Christy Wright, well now you do. She's part of the Dave Ramsey camp and has an amazing business podcast for women and now a business book that breaks down step by step how to set up and grow your business.

From Amazon.com: There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.


7. Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big

By Julia Pimsleur

If you are ready to take your business to the 7 figure mark but haven't quite figured out how to make the leap, this book nails it down for you when it comes to scaling, getting funding, building networks and men. 

From Amazon.comMillion Dollar Women introduces you to Pimsleur and seven other women who have raised capital, developed powerful networks, and built multimillion-dollar companies from scratch. It teaches you the concepts and the vocabulary you need to secure funding and scale up. It explains how to make the right connections, when to delegate, and when to seek coaching and support.


What are your favorite business books for women? Read any good ones lately? Leave a comment!

Bola Onada Sokunbi

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