Women In Business Need To Read These Savvy Books

Triumph wearing heel in a man’s business world.

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Let’s face it, ladies, this is a man’s world. Regardless of how many strides the feminist movement has made, and they’ve been many, this is still a man’s world, which means that wherever you go, most fields are dominated by the male gender, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the business world.

Most boardrooms are undoubtedly stacked with men from one side of the table to the other and back so the atmosphere can feel a little intimidating, which is no lady’s ideal work environment. But rest easy girls, patriarchal power is mostly an illusion once you learn how to carry yourself as a woman that means serious business.

When it comes to how to carry yourself around stakeholders while wearing heels, is all a combination of brains and charms, knowledge and charisma, and knowing when to play coy and when to play hard. All these skills might not come intuitively for most women but you can learn them easily by reading all the savvy wisdom contained into these books about women in business.

#1 CRAVED: The Secret Sauce to Building A Highly-Successful, Standout Brand by Keli Hammond

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Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building a Highly-Successful, Standout Brand walks entrepreneurs through the essentials for building a brand that continually captivates and engages people in today’s super-competitive, crowded space. Written for bloggers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, aspiring influencers, content creators and creative directors, Craved offers critical direction for those looking to distinguish themselves from the competition. Hammond teaches her readers how to achieve brand acceleration using everyday resources like social media, storytelling, and video to attract people to them.

#2 Get Out Of Your Own Way 21 Days to Stop Self Sabotage by Brittany A Johnson

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Get Out of Your Own Way, 21 Days to Stop Self Sabotage is a book that anyone can use. We have all at one time or another sabotaged ourselves and stopped ourselves from reaching a goal or in a relationship. The book is an easy read that helps you identify your form of sabotage and ways to change it. It wraps up with being able to practice using the new skills for 21 days and beyond.

#3 Stop Being a Selfish B*tch by Tiffany Toombs

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This book had an incredible impact on me and really made me question the fear and self-doubt I had been giving into in all areas of my life. I love that this book laid out the challenges we may face on our journey to self-love and living our truth, with techniques to overcome them, as well as activities to start the journey to self-love. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

#4 May Cause Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein

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I love this book because it is filled with actionable steps to really help shift your mindset from one of false negative beliefs to one filled with positivity, affirmations, and (ultimately) success. If you practice Gabby’s exercises as recommended, they eventually become habit, and it becomes second-nature to attract success.

#5 Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas

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This book helped me break down the barriers I had surrounding money. I had no idea I had so many ‘money blocks’ until I read this book! I came to realize that I felt guilty charging people money, which I think is a feeling a lot of women share. Denise’s no-nonsense attitude helped me come to terms with my issues around money and, more importantly, helped me realize that I’m worth every penny!

#6 Build Your Dream Network by J. Kelly Hoey

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As Publisher’s Weekly notes, Build Your Dream Network is [a]n easy-to-use guide to the art of networking in the “new economy”. This book is your guide to connecting in genuine, authentic and meaningful ways (online and offline) – and in ways that are fresh, innovative and most importantly, don’t involve cluttering up your evening’s with schmoozy events. Filled with networking roadmaps (from growing a customer base to successfully crowdfunding a passion project to landing on the TED stage), Build Your Dream Network will empower you to make the business connections you need to succeed.

#7 SAFETY NETwork: A Tale of Ten Truths of Executive Networking by Suzanne Garber

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Based on 100+ C-level executive interviews who have been laid off, downsized or just plain fired, SAFETY NETwork intertwines professional defeat with hope, humor, and humanity. Current and future executives will want to utilize the tenets presented here to build your own professional safety net in order to avoid the pitfalls that will most likely besiege even the most distinguished of careers.

#8 Networking on Purpose by Beth Bridges

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I didn’t write this book specifically for women, but many of them have told me that the strategy and the give value first approach is perfectly aligned with how most women in business approach their business and personal relationships. It’s easy to read with very little fluff but it provides the reader with a powerful strategy that works for business growth, personal development and career advancement. I’ve successfully used it myself for successful job searches, a business launch and surviving personal tragedy.

#9 The B.A.B.E.’S Guide to Winning in the Workplace by M. Reese Everson

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The B.A.B.E.’s Guide to Winning in the Workplace: You Don’t Have to Compromise can help women address sexual harassment in the workplace and how to accept the beauty in their authentic selves.

#10 YOUR NAME AND COLORS by BP Greycastle

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It makes a perfect personal gift for women! The title says it all why it makes a great book for women. It lists hundreds of successful women in over 40 major career fields and gives advice on career choices and how to make money.

#11 #NewJobNewLife: The Millennial’s Take-Charge Plan For Success

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This is a great book for the millennial woman. It will help you to determine the best road forward in your career be it in a job or in your own business. Written for millennials by a highly successful millennial it give a great insight into the best ways forward.

#12 Walking on the Glass Floor by Judy Hoberman

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This is a great read for those who are looking for how to be a better leader. It looks specifically at the issues that may face women in breaking through that ‘glass ceiling’ or more to the point walking on it as if it was a glass floor and you own it. Judy is a highly experienced leader who has worked in male dominated fields and supported women in being able to lead as she has.

#13 Up the Ladder in a Skirt by Maggie Georgopoulos

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I think this book is a must read for those women who are looking to climb the leadership ladder and grow their career. It has great resources in it to help you determine the best path for you and also it helps you to determine what your success would look like. It looks at aspects of you and things such as what your strengths are, imposter syndrome and how to deal with it, your limiting beliefs and how to change them, looking after your mental health, taking steps to grow your career and be seen, as so much more. It is written by a woman who has worked and lead in male dominated industries her whole life and be able to do it as her authentic, and dress (skirt) wearing self.

Written by Eve O'Rourke

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