Let’s face it: It can be quite a challenge to read a 600-page book when we can watch the movie, listen to the audiobook or watch a Youtube video summary instead.
Any Executive and business lady looking to upgrade her presence is missing out if most of her daily reading consists of social media posts, text messages and news headlines. If you’re interested in reading more books on feminine leadership, fetching your way to the top, and claiming your worth but need some recommendations, this blog post is purposely for you.
Here are my six top picks ...
More than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth: This uplifting memoir relays the professional journey of former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth who managed to be one of the most successful heads in the history of the publication. This book affirms and assures readers they are capable and belong in professional spaces that often aim to exclude women with big ideas
2. The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are by Alicia Menendez: Many women are taught that to get ahead, they must be pleasant and well-liked as smart, skilled and hard-working. The Likeability trap urges women to ditch the pressures of being liked and validated in favour of embracing and appreciating their true selves. The book gives recommendations for being more authentic while still achieving favourable professional outcomes.
3. How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen: This book explores 12 unhelpful habits that prevent women from meeting professional goals and suggests fixes for these hangups. Chapters address issues such as perfectionism and people and pleasing and give female readers advice on how to make more effective career moves.
4. Know Your Value by Mika Brzezinski: This book reveals a critical look at how women today become recognized, successful and rewarded. I’ll summarize by using Sheryl Sanbergs review of this book in the quote: “A lot of getting ahead in the workplace has to do with being willing to raise your hand… If we as women don’t raise our hands in the workplace, we won’t have the same opportunities men do. Because men keep their hands up.” —Sheryl Sandberg
5) Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski: This book focuses on how women experience the phenomenon of burnout differently from men in a world where they’re asked to give 110% all the time as well as insight into how burnout manifests physically and emotionally, signs to watch out for when to ask for help and how to move forward
And last but not least.....
6. The Sugar Jar: Create Boundaries, Embrace Self-Healing, and Enjoy the Sweet Things in Life by Yasmine Cheyenne: This book is an approach to finding our way back home-back to our selves. It is a radical approach to setting boundaries and protecting your energy, rich with tools for self-healing.
These Self-help books are all about change and strategies top Females CEOs use to break the leadership ceiling glass.
Let me know which one you have read already among these 6, or recommend us as well your top 6 in the comment below. Other than levelling up, always remember that reading is a passport to countless adventures
Have a wonderful weekend!
Coach Alice | EXECUTIVE COACH
AccrediEtiquette and image consultant
has helped more than 100 female executives upgrade their presence, image confidence and presentation skills through her coaching and image consultation, one of her flagship programs is ELEVATE a second cohort of this particular program is coming this 6th May 2023. Read more on the program and join the waiting list.