7 Must-Read Books for Women Entrepreneurs

Books for Women Entrepreneurs

These books for women entrepreneurs will inspire you on your journey, guide you to success and help you create the life of your dreams.

Books for Women Entrepreneurs

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

Professor, podcaster, author, researcher and adored thought leader Brene Brown brings her signature vulnerability-centered approach to leadership in this #1 New York Times Best Seller. Filled with research and anecdotes from Brown’s experience running her own company, the chapters will help you evolve into a braver leader that inspires and uplifts others on the path to your dreams.




The Black Woman Millionaire: Hot Mess Edition: An Insurrection of Personal Power as Profit by Dr. Venus Opal Reese

Described as “Edgy, instructional, and inspirational,” The Black Woman Millionaire walks you through the evolution of fledgling entrepreneur to established business owner. Complete with worksheets, transcripts and resources, this book stands alone in also addressing the historical wounds and cultural trauma bore by black women that undermine their financial health.



Books for Women Entrepreneurs The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You by Emma Gannon 

This book explores the multiple-realities of today’s professionals — a fulltime career, side hustles, gigs, entrepreneurship —  and shows you how you can utilize technology to design a fulfilling and financially healthy life. Whether you are nurturing a side hustle (or two) or are a full-time business owner, Gannon will teach you how to channel your entrepreneurial spirit and give you the inspiration you need to embrace success on your terms.



The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes 

Shonda Rhimes is the powerhouse behind mega-hit TV shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. In The Year of Yes, Rhimes brings us along on a journey of changing her tune from “no,” when opportunities and invitations came her way, to “yes,” for one year. The result is nothing short of transformative. If you are an introverted entrepreneur, this book will inspire you to step out and take your business to new heights with the magic of “yes.”



In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs, edited by Grace Bonney 

Described as “instantly inspiring and motivating,” this book features more than 100 accomplished women who describe how they overcame obstacles, nurtured their creative spirit and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. From comedians to thought-leaders to architects, artists and more, these profiles show us what happens when we do away with expectations and embrace our dreams.


Books for Women Entrepreneurs Tough Skin, Soft Heart by Shannon Cohen 

The debut book by inspirational Grand Rapids-based thought leader (and GROW Board Member) Shannon Cohen is a powerful guide on balancing the tightrope of compassion and resolve in a world that demands much of its leaders. The authentic kindness that Cohen embodies is woven throughout the book, which shows us that being a strong, resolute leader and a soulful human being are not mutually exclusive.



Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms by Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson 

Authors Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson host top-rated podcast “Being Boss.”  In their debut book, they give guidance on how to cultivate a boss mindset (goodbye, fraudy feelings), creating habits to help you reach your goals and how to manage your finances and sell your skills and products for maximum results.