Books to be a Boss Babe
Updated: Apr 4, 2020
Thats right, I still read on a daily basis. I'm in a book club, I always carry my kindle around with me and I try to read for at least 30 minutes every night before I go to bed. Over the years I have read a lot of business & female focused books. Out of all of those, here is my roundup of books you need to read that will help release your inner boss bitch especially since International Womens day is this Sunday!
- Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett: This was one of the first books I read once I was tired of being beaten down in a male dominated work place. I found this book very inspiring and it helped confirm that I am being crazy when I think some things are happening at work. No, its not okay for men to call me "hun" or to talk over me in meetings. It just confirmed that we need to stand up for ourselves and other women in the workplace. It is a fast easy book to read and super funny. Jessica has some great funny illustrations in the book, and some flow charts that make me crack up. She has a great dictionary of terms and some yes/no's in there. If you read this and don't have a f&%$ off attitude towards some sexist things in the workplace then I don't know what to tell you. I think this book is a must read for everyone that works including men (and no the book isn't really 21% more expensive for you gents). Some of the guys I had read this were shook and didn't realize most of this was happening until they read the book.
- Women & Money by Suzy Orman: My mom actually gave me this book. She gave it to me when I graduated college in the hopes I'll follow Suze's financial advice since I sometimes rebel against advice my mom gives me. Suze starts off by saying knowledge is power, and she is beyond correct on that one. Not only is she correct with knowledge being power for finances but also for making decisions overall in life. Part of why my mom wanted me to read this is that she never wants me to be in a position where I feel the need to depend on someone else for my finances, she wants me to be a strong, smart and responsible woman just like she is. First off, Suze Orman is such a well respected financial guru of our time, and she is so open about some of the mistakes that she has made in the past and hopes some of us other bad ass women don't make the same mistakes. In here, she has some great basic tips on how to handle finances, and she often encourages women not to hold back on personal and professional accomplishments. Overall, I think its important for all women but especially young women to be able to take what Suze has to say and be able to directly apply it to their futures. Never be fabulous and broke.
- Boss Bitch by Nicole Lapin: I think my favorite part of this book was seeing how she worked her way through the system to get to where she is now. Reading this will give you the push you need to get to the next level (whatever that means for you). It will give you the confidence and skillset to go ahead and ask for that raise, ask for the promotion or stand up for what you are looking for. Aside from learning how she did it, I love the sass she puts behind everything, it makes the book quick and fun to read. Pick this up if you are looking for some solid advice in a no nonsense way.
- Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis: Honestly, the book was cute but I do not think it is a MUST read. I think it is a nice little pick me up if you need to remind yourself that you are amazing. It is a super nice reminder to go and remind yourself that you are in just the right spot for you & to not compare yourself to anyone else. Her main message, is to stop talking yourself out of your own dreams and just go after them, after all, whats the worst that happens...