Who doesn’t love a good book? Sometimes the best reads come from real life, reading about how a successful woman got to where she is and the struggles she navigated can tell us that we’re normal, we’re on the right path, and success is within reach. Biographies and autobiographies are so powerful so if you’ve been looking for inspiration to reach your career goals – reach for these books!
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Grace is best known for being the Former Creative Director for American Vogue. She has seen it all and is very inspiring to all young women wanting to crack the fashion industry. Her Memoir is full of antidotes and tales of how she became successful, from her modeling career to working with Anna Wintour.
Empower Yourself – Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr is probably one of the most successful Victoria Secret Models out there today. Treasure Yourself is a book she put together to make women feel empowered. She wants her readers to feel inspired and to love the life they are living. This book is great if you need that extra boost and want to get motivated!
Bossypants – Tina Fey
Successful, Witty and Hilarious. Tina Fay has done a lot in her career so far. Her top selling book “Bossypants” timelines her rise to fame and a successful career. It’s honest and funny and lets the readers know that if you really want something, you should go for it, it won’t be easy but it will be worth it! A good read for anyone just starting out on their chosen career path!
Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington, the co-founder, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post is definitely someone to look up to. This book is all about defining success and living a healthy, productive, and meaningful life. She talks about her own struggles with managing time, prioritizing her life and tries to lead us to a revolution in the way we think about work.
How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston
Joanna Barsh worked with some of the most successful women in the world and wrote a book about it! This book is about how successful women got to where they are, and how they stay successful. The key traits they all have in common and some habits we can all adopt if we want to be successful.
20-Something, 20-Everything by Christine Hassler
Navigating a quarter-life crisis? Being a twenty-something is tough these days, but this book can lift you up, and help you build self-confidence and better relationships. Christine Hassler quit her job (as many twenty-somethings have done!) and started her own business, in this book she’ll share her own stories about career, parents, boyfriends and babies, and give you some exercises to do to help shape your own quarter-life crisis.
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