Top Reads to Unleash Your Inner Boss Girl



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Need motivation to unleash your inner Boss Girl? Whether you are looking for inspiration, about to embark on a new business adventure, or just feel like you need to shake things up a bit these six must read books are perfect for reigniting the Boss Girl fire from within.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Written by bestselling author and success coach Jen Sincero this hilariously written book aims helps you “identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.” Sincero promises that “by the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are who you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”
If You Have to Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone
Remember The Hills? And Remember Lauren Conrad’s gig working for tough businesswoman Kelly Cutrone? Kelly didn’t mince words on The Hills and she offers that same tough love in her book If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You. Full of personal stories from her career and practical tips, Cutrone offers “young professional women no-nonsense, brutally honest career advice” such as finding your tribe, how a breakdown can really be a breakthrough and how sometimes “you have to fake it to make it.”
Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel
The New York Times bestseller by internationally renowned executive coach Lois P. Frankel takes a look at over 130 distinct sets of behaviors women are taught as girls that sabotage them as working adults. These behaviors, Frankel says, cause thousands of women to miss out on career opportunities, ultimately depriving them of that ‘corner office’. In the book Frankel advises women on such things as avoiding office politics, our inability to negotiate, our urge to seek approval and our urge as women to multi-task.
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

For as long as I can remember, I’ve read a book a week. I heard of “Lean In” by @sherylsandberg a while back from so many people and recently dived in. There’s usually one line or one thought that stands out above the rest and this was it for me: “No one wants her achievements modified. We all just want be the noun. Yet the world has a way of reminding women that they are women, and girls that they are girls.” On April 28, 2017, published a blog post of mine, titled “Never Dull Your Shine” ( discussing that very topic. Yes, I’m a woman and yes, I’m the CEO of software startup. More importantly, I love what I do, I believe in what we offer and I’m confident that in this generation, we’ll start dropping the adjective. #leanin #52booksin52weeks

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In this highly acclaimed book, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg takes a look at why the “vast majority of leadership positions in the government and industry” are still held by men. Sandberg “examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes and offers compelling, common sense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.”
Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
From the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal Shonda Rhimes comes this New York Times bestseller about how Shonda overcame her introverted need to say “no” to doing things outside of her comfort zone and instead embarked on a year of saying “yes” – regardless of how uncomfortable it made her feel. The book “chronicles her life after her Year of Yes had begun…when she learned to explore, empower, applaud, and love her truest self.”
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It In Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht
Global fashion PR darling Aliza Licht was one of the first people to engage social media for publicity and has been dubbed the “Reigning Queen of Social Media” by Women’s Wear Daily. In Leave Your Mark Aliza “shares advice, inspiration and a healthy dose of real talk”. Aliza delves into what it means to build your personal brand and how important it is to have a “strong sense of self” in your business endeavors.