Five Books that Celebrate Women as Entrepreneurs

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Female entrepreneurs are becoming more popular and common than ever before. With the rise of females cracking the historically predominant ‘man’s world’ of business, there’s been a huge surge in sales and publications dedicated to educating, supporting, and inspiring potential businesswomen. To acknowledge and celebrate that reality, here is a selection of five books that celebrate women as entrepreneurs


Love Is Not Enough: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Money by Merryn Somerset Webb


Merryn Somerset Webb, star of Channel 4’s hit series ‘Superscrimpers’, shows you how to face the future with both confidence and money in this financial bible for young women.

Although money may not buy you love, it certainly does help with life’s other little luxuries. From shopping sprees to pension plans, ISAs to investments, money plays an important role in our present and future comfort in life.

Combining years of financial expertise with a healthy dose of scepticism and an easy sense of humour, Merryn Somerset Webb’s appealing and witty guide to personal wealth for spirited women provides the answers. Whether you’re drowning in debt, negotiating a higher salary or tackling the uncomfortable issue of a pre-nup, just one read through this book and we guarantee that you’ll be in a position to sort your finances out for good.


Briefcase Essentials: Discover Your 12 Natural Talents for Achieving Success in a Male-Dominated Workplace by Susan Spencer


This book will teach you how to deal with men in business rather than try to guide you on how to be one in business. Briefcase Essentials is an insightful book that sheds light on women in business in a fun, refreshing, and interesting way.

The book also covers:

  • How your ability to be flexible and adaptable in business will help you solve problems and handle workplace issues
  • How using your knack of engaging people and putting them first will lead to business success
  • How and when you should stand your ground to achieve positive results and gain credibility
  • How your intuition can be trusted to help you make important decisions



MOM, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby by Aliza Sherman & Danielle Smith


Entrepreneurs Aliza Sherman (founder of Cybergrrl, Inc.) and Danielle Smith (founder of and have joined together to write a book that encourages women who are already mums (or are thinking about becoming mums in the future) learn how to take charge of the family/work balance by starting their own businesses. There has been a steady rise of so–called “mumpreneurs’, so a book such as this is perfect, tailored for the modern day mumpreneur.

This interesting book draws on Aliza and Danielle’s own experiences, and their interviews with mums who have started their own successful businesses. In addition, both authors interviewed numerous business experts about finding your passion, getting started, marketing your business, tackling funding for women, and the book includes valuable information about the current alternative sources of funding for female entrepreneurs.



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

Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook, and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an exciting TED Talk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks and chances, and pursue their goals with much enthusiasm.
In Lean In, Sandberg goes deeper into these issues, combining personal stories, statistical data, and gripping research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.”
Written with both humour and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth for women. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can do!



#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso


This book looks at Sophia’s journey as CEO/ Founder of the incredibly successful company Nasty Gal (which has 2.2.million followers on Instagram to date), from the moment she launched her eBay store to the day she realised her company was worth… well, a lot! This book is definitely inspirational, and a perfect read to kick–start your confidence in pursuing your business career.


Words: Lucy Oben-Pepra

Tags: #female #entrepreneur #femaleboss #business #work #money #success #women

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