5 Must-Read Books by Business Women to Inspire You

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Every entrepreneur will experience some form of failure on the road to success, and there will be times when they will question their ability or skills. For this reason, it might be helpful to read the real-life stories of women who have overcome various struggles to become successful business leaders.

If you want to join the next generation of successful female entrepreneurs, pick up the following five must-read books which are sure to inspire you.

The Working Woman’s Handbook by Phoebe Lovatt

Every aspiring female entrepreneur should read The Working Woman’s Handbook, as the practical, in-depth guide details how to create your own path in business, covering numerous topics, such as obtaining clients, creating a budget, and improving your creative skills. It features dedicated sections so you can easily read the book in a few sittings or can pick it up for reference when needed.

Mumboss by Vicki Psarias

Vicki Psarias is inspiring hard-working mums everywhere to start their own businesses. Her empowering book Mumboss focuses on a range of subjects, such as maternity leave, confidence problems and how to build an online business.

As the book is dedicated to freelancing, blogging, and vlogging, it’s an ideal read for parents who are considering launching a business around family life.

Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Aware that many modern female professionals face various issues and challenges in business, Sheryl Sandberg has written a book that provides practical advice to help readers overcome various issues in business and master negotiation techniques.

In addition to offering handy tips that will inspire you, she is also open and honest about the mistakes, issues, and choices she has faced throughout her career. It’s well-written, informative and witty, so it’s one book you should definitely add to your reading list.

Secrets of Successful Sales by Alison Edgar

According to author Alison Edgar, Secrets of Successful Salesis for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or are attempting to climb the career ladder; this step-by-step book can improve your sales patter.

After 24 years in sales, Edgar has written an informative, easy-to-read book that will allow you to learn her tricks of the trade in four simple sections:

  • Understanding Consumer Behaviour
  • The Sales Process
  • Strategy
  • Confidence

Through psychology and confidence, this handy book could help readers to develop a successful strategy to secure customers and grow a company’s profit margin.

A Good Time to Be a Girl by Helena Morrissey

If you enjoy Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, you should definitely pick up A Good Time to Be a Girl by Helena Morrissey. The British CEO wrote the book to encourage female entrepreneurs to reinvent business, as she strives for gender equality across every company board.

To inspire others to follow in her footsteps, she provides readers with personal insight into her career and business, which she managed to build while raising nine children. It’s a must-read for both men and women as it helps re-evaluate business structure and the approach to both male and females in the workplace.