Top 10 Books Every Career Driven Woman Must Read

Reading books can change lives. Books are valuable tools to learn a new skill, understand yourself and others better, and change your mentality. That is why you see so many successful people always talking about reading and why it's vital for their success.


I'm a huge reader myself. I have read hundreds if not, actually, thousands of books so far, and I always love to share my favorite picks with you guys. I often to that on my Instagram, so follow me there if you want to see that type of content daily. 


But today, I wanted to sit down and compile a list of my favorite books that change my life, and I believe that they can change yours, too!


Let's jump in. 


10 Books That Changed My Life


Book #1: High-Performance Habits by Brandon Burchard


I have read this book twice, and I will reread it many more times in the future, I'm sure of it. It is a #1 on my list as it is packed with value and great advice for people looking to improve their lives.


The author of this book is a well-known performance coach and has experience working with many successful people. He spent many years studying habits and why some people are happy and successful, and others are not and compiled all the knowledge into this small book. 


This book will be a kick in your butt and will show you how to create habits in your life that make you successful.


Book #2: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


Another great book that is all about building habits that help you succeed in life and business. 


Many successful people will tell you that success requires consistency, and consistency happens when we have the right habits in our lives. This book will teach you how to develop them. 


It is a very valuable and smart book, and I think everyone should read it. Whether you're very ambitious or not, having healthy habits is crucial for leading a quality life. 


Book #3: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight


Who doesn't know Nike? And what business owner wouldn't want the success that Nike has? Not many, I believe. 


This book is an NYT bestseller written by the founder Nike, one of the most iconic companies of all time. In this book, he shares the story of how Nike was born and where it all started.


It shows that there are endless errors and trials behind every great success story. And this book is great to show you how to move forward after each fail and never stop fighting, as one day you'll make it big. 


Shoe Dog is a great motivational read.


Book #4: My Fight To The Top by Michelle Mone 


I read this book during very dark times in my life and while being emotionally broken. It was an enormous source of motivation for me at that time. 


It is an autobiography of one of the most successful UK women entrepreneurs, and her story is so inspirational. Michelle is super open about what it takes to build a successful women entrepreneur brand, and her story really touched my heart.⁣


So, if you want to find some inspiration and get the behind the scenes of what it takes to be a successful woman entrepreneur, this book will be an excellent read for you.


Book #5: Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso


This book is probably the most iconic one on this list. This book started a whole movement of women who want to be their own bosses and is known everywhere around the world. 


Sophia is an amazing woman who built an iconic business, Nasty Gal while being a total 'looser' in society's eyes. She made selling on eBay cool and thrift shopping, something that not only poor people do. It's truly amazing to see what kind of cultural impact this book had on us. 


Also, this book really inspired my entrepreneurial journey, and I think that every single woman who wants to be an entrepreneur should read it.


Book #6: The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan


Now, this book is going to be a fantastic read for those of you who are 'all over the place' and have a problem of not being able to focus on what's important.


There is nothing wrong with that, we all have our moments, but it does mess with the quality and productivity of our lives and businesses. So, if you know that that's what you struggle with the most, give this book a shot, you're not going to be disappointed.  


Book #7: Principles by Ray Dalio


Another great book about learning to create a life that is successful and fulfilling. Can you tell by now that I'm obsessed about being efficient and finding the best way to do everything?!


But seriously, this book is great for people who want to improve their lives. It is written by a very successful and well-known entrepreneur, and he shares all the knowledge and life principles he learned in his years of life. 


This book consists of two parts, and I REALLY love the second part. The most important life principles explained in a simple yet mindblowing way. And it covers both your personal life and career life, so it works for many different women looking for different things in life ⁣⁣


Book #8: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss


If you don't know who Tim Ferriss is, you've been living under a rock. He's one of the most well-known and efficient online entrepreneurs. And in this book, he compiled tons of advice from hundreds of the best and most successful entrepreneurs worldwide. 


When you're reading it, it gives you a feeling like you're having a conversation with the best leaders in the world, and it just has so much value. 


Lauryn from The Skinny Confidential always says that this book is like having a mentor as you get all the knowledge from those successful people in your pocket. 


It is a hefty read, I'm not going to lie, but you don't have to read it in one sitting, and you can always come back to it when you need some good advice.


Book #9: Blue Ocean Strategy by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim 


This book is a must-read for all of you ladies who are serious about building a business that stands out in a crowd on its own instead of trying to compete with everyone else. 


It is a brilliant book and has tons of value when it comes to building a business strategically. I loved the advice it gives, and I think it can offer a new perspective for entrepreneurs who are struggling to create something that is successful. 


Book #10: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 


Another great book by a very successful person for those of you who want to succeed in life. It teaches you how important it is to be consistent and build small habits that play into the big picture. 


If you need a bit of a kick in a butt, this is a great read to remind yourself that every small detail counts, and even if you're not seeing massive results now, it doesn't mean that you're not moving forward. 


Final thoughts


Well, this was a long list of my favorite business books, and I hope that you picked up a few reads that interest you. 


I believe reading is one of the most important habits we can develop if we want to be successful in life, so if you don't know where to start, I would start here.


If you're starting to build your business and personal brand, I recommend that you pick up my free personal brand growth blueprint that will teach you how to do everything from scratch to be successful. 


Also, join my private free, private Business & Personal Branding group here and tell me what your favorite book of all time is? See you there.