5 Books to Read When You Want to Feel Like a Boss Lady

We all find those times when we are in a motivational slump. Whether we are feeling the effects of burn out or are in a creative rut, what better way to get out of it than with a motivational read from some of the most badass boss ladies out there?

All of the women who have authored these books have built an empire in their own way and each of their books details how they got their start, how they keep motivated, and their life lessons along the way. So if you are looking for something new to add to your reading list, check out these boss lady reads.

“Girlboss” // Sophia Amoruso

Ever heard of a little company called Nasty Gal? Amoruso is the mastermind behind the company, which started off as selling clothing on eBay. The book chronicles her unique path to success by trusting your instincts and following your gut.

Want more Girlboss? Check out the series by the same name on Netflix.

“Beyond the Label” // Maureen Chiquet

The former global CEO of Chanel uses this book as an opportunity not only to chronicle her own path to success, but to redefine the labels put on women. She emphasizes that we need to define ourselves on our own terms in order to find our own version of success in this ultra-competitive world.

“Dare to Lead” // Brené Brown

A culmination of Brown’s other books, this book puts all of her research and work together to teach us how to step up and be leaders. She emphasizes that daring leadership requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart.

Brown has several Ted Talks covering all of the ideas in her book.

“Brave Not Perfect” // Reshma Saujani

Based on her enlightening Ted Talk, this book shares powerful insights and practices to help us as women let go of our need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. If you are feeling crushed under the weight of your own expectations, this book is for you.

“Year of Yes” // Shonda Rhimes

Rhimes is the mastermind behind some of our favorite dramas like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”, and “How to Get Away with Murder”. In this book, she outlines her journey of how she went from saying no to everything to saying yes to anything that scared her. It’s an empowering novel for any introvert out there; you never know what opportunities you have until you start saying “yes”.

Listen to her Ted Talk where she dives more into this topic.

What are your top boss lady reads?

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