Inspirational Books for Women

Frustrated at work? Feeling burned out? Sometimes, you just need to hear that inspiring voice reminding you how to make it better. There's never been so many empowering and inspiring female entrepreneurs writing books but it can be difficult to figure out where to start. From creatives to business owners to life coaches, we’ve picked our favorite 10 books, written by women, that will change your life and leave you inspired. (Words by: Mikayla Arrington).

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200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World

One for the coffee table, 200 Women features 200 interviews with inspiring women from Margaret Atwood, author and winner of The Booker Prize to Alicia Garza, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Each woman shares her unique reply to the same five questions: What really matters to you?, What brings you happiness?, What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?, What would you change if you could?, and Which single word do you most identify with?

2 Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba

Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba

If you’ve been waiting for that miracle moment in your life to turn things around, this is for you. “Personal coaching in a book,” Girl Code brings you the mindset-shift you need to rock your world in a new way. It will leave you uplifted and with a new perspective.

3 Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

This beautifully written book, by an ex-DKNY PR girl, flows seamlessly through three important topics for women in work today- landing the dream job, absolutely killing it, and the art of social media. With a reoccurring theme of how hard work truly pays off, Licht’s interactive book, full of quizzes and definitions, will not disappoint.

4 Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Widely loved, best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert brings you a not-so-traditional self-help book. Explaining all things energy, inspiration, and creativity, you’re guaranteed to finish this book examining ideas in an entirely new light.

5 The life-changing magic of tidy-ing up by Marie Kondo

The life-changing magic of tidy-ing up by Marie Kondo

If your to-do list or office desk is cluttered- Marie Kondo guarantees that her method of tidying up, all in one big go, will change your life. The meaning behind the method is to be constantly surrounded by love, even when it comes to your belongings. It will inspire you to get up, get going, and get organized.

6 FIRSTS: Women Who Are Changing the World

FIRSTS: Women Who Are Changing the World by Time Magazine

A beautiful anthology of women who have been the first in their field to accomplish a major milestone ― Time Magazine's Firsts book is one to read if you've ever felt like a fish out of water in your field.

7 You are a badass at making money by Jen Sincero

You are a badass at making money by Jen Sincero

Ever felt powerless around your finances? With the simple realization that you can be a badass at it, this book truly unlocks your personal power to allow abundance in your life at a whole new level.

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In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

A recent social media favorite, In the Company of Women, is an enchanting book sharing the stories of many. The compilation of interviews, all from remarkable women, will leave you feeling equipped to embrace your dreams, while remembering to honor where you started.

9 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy

The 52 Lists Project by Moorea Seal

Not a traditional book, but life-changing! Seal explains the beauty of writing lists with her gorgeously-designed formulae. Making-over that which has traditionally been thought of as a boring ritual, there is plenty of beauty in her format and daily inspiration.

10 #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

A modern day classic. In a witty, story-telling format, Amoruso spills the start-up details to us behind her successful business, Nasty Gal. This book will teach you to trust your gut, keep your head down, and work. Even if that means redefining yourself in the process.