Books Every Professional Woman Should Read

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In earlier times, women didn’t have a prominent place in the business world or the professional society for that matter. However, times have changed, and now and then, we see a female CEO or a leader leading the organization and taking it to high points of success.

Many women look forward to these leading female personalities and secretly wish to be like them someday, maybe hear them or even know them. Well, that can happen! You can know about the leading female personalities by reading their writings- about their life, their inspirations and motivations, and notes about how they climbed the success graph and made it to the top.

We bring to you books which every professional and career-minded woman should read once in their lifetime. These books offer valuable insight into ways to accomplish professional dreams:

Books For Professional Woman To Read

The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

This is a New York Times Bestseller and talks about the most significant issue in the workplace- Gender Inequality. The authors, through this book, give inspiration and practical advice, which is very much required for becoming a professional. This is a recommended book because it teaches everyone to master and develop confidence in life and eradicate gender inequality in the workplace and how to tackle it.

Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill it in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht

The best advice on being a professional comes from experience, and the writer has it in tons. Aliza Licht has done PR for some great designers and knows exactly what takes to be a professional. The author advises on the first-hand experience, along with inspiration and tough love. This book is a great read for a person starting in their career. The book also guides them on ways to successfully market on Social Media, which is essential in the present world.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

This #1 National Bestseller gives insights and motivation to readers to be successful and never give up. It shows that no matter how many times people de-motivate or doubt talent, a person can achieve anything. The writer Fey especially points out how we should always laugh at the bank when it comes to people de-motivating us.

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

Through this book, the writer shares advice on achieving the deserving and how to believe in themselves always. It covers the essential basics of the workplace and is a definite read for the female employee who wants to achieve more. Sandberg helps to shun the self-doubt and lean to one’s potential in work.

Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactics for Women by Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch

The authors of this book spent years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where they learned a lot about leadership and are sharing it with their readers through this book. The book is a must for women who wish to lead and be successful without any fluff.

Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack

This book is best for women in the tech field. This book offers advice from female tech professionals on how to succeed in career and life.

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski

This book gives an insight for women on how to ask for the right salary in the organization. It discusses how to do it, no matter which position a woman is in her career.

Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus

The write of the book Peggy Klaus discusses self-promotion and how awkward it can be at the workplace. She teaches the reader how to brag in a way that doesn’t come across an uncomfortable situation. The book is highly recommended for reading if you are the employee who isn’t allowed to boast about the things they have achieved or are proud of.

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston

With real-life examples of most successful women across the globe, this book touches their lives and gives the reader an insight into how successful women became leaders and stay successful each day. This book is ideal for women who want to read inspirational stories about successful women leaders and appreciates finding common ties between them and the leaders.

Diana Coker
Diana Coker
Diana Coker is a staff writer at The HR Digest, based in New York. She also reports for brands like Technowize. Diana covers HR news, corporate culture, employee benefits, compensation, and leadership. She loves writing HR success stories of individuals who inspire the world. She’s keen on political science and entertains her readers by covering usual workplace tactics.

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