For all of us women in business there comes a time when we need to sharpen the sword, freshen ourselves up and look around with an interested eye. So here is a collection of 10 inspiring books to help you achieve your dreams by exploring life through the eyes of others.
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Inspiration to Realization by Christine Kloser
Smart Emotions for Busy Business People by Byron Stock
Smart Emotions is a "How To" book that teaches five simple techniques proven to increase resilience, personal productivity and Emotional Intelligence skills. By transforming negative, draining feelings into positive, productive emotions and actions, you can experience increased clarity, productivity, collaboration, creativity, focus, teamwork, communication, and more.
The Boss of You by Emira Mears and Lauren Bacon
In this book, female entrepreneurs will find a practical compendium of everything there is to know about launching and sustaining a small business. Mears and Bacon emphasize building an individualized business plan and developing a firm foundation by establishing clear goals, frankly evaluating your skills and finding the answers to the most important questions.
Breaking Through the Clutter by Judith Luther Wilder
Judith Luther Wilder provides an entertaining and hilarious look at the world of business and the arts. The resource list of lenders and grantsmakeers is worth the price of the book, and her sense of humor is an unexpected bonus.
Stop Whining & Start Winning by Molly Sheperd, Jane Stimmler
Stop Whining and Start Winning deftly exposes the roadblocks that keep women from reaching the top of the corporate ladder—and offers eight powerful strategies to overcome these hurdles and be more successful. Based on author Molly Dickinson Shepard’s experience as a top woman’s career coach, and coauthor Jane K. Stimmler’s career in corporate communications, Stop Whining and Start Winning is the one resource women need to help them understand their business culture, work through the challenges, balance work and home life, and get ahead without sacrificing their unique style and identity.
When Elephants Fly by Carol Batrus
Carol Batrus details her odyssey from Wall Street to Zululand with such humor, poignancy and intelligence that it makes those dreams seem attainable to anyone. This fact-filled charmer of her personal growth and self-discovery endorses notions of happiness and fulfillment that can be achieved by acting for the good of community.
Growth-oriented Women Entrepreneurs by Brush,Carter,Gatewood
Enterprising new firms drive economic growth, this volume explores the role women entrepreneurs play in this economic progress, highlighting the challenges they encounter in launching and growing their businesses, and providing detailed studies of how their experiences vary from country to country.
Bags to Riches by The Wealthy Bag Lady Linda Hollander
Stuck in a dead-end job, Linda Hollander took the biggest risk of her life when she launched a custom packaging business called "Bag Ladies". Working hard and making mistakes along the way, she managed to grow her business into a million dollar company. In this work, she shares her own and other business leaders' advice for getting a small business off the ground, including practical tips for finding a mentor, securing financing, turning contacts into contracts, and providing 5 star customer service.
Women of Design by Armin Vit, Bryony Gomez-Palacio
More than half of the graphic designers in the U.S. are women, yet they are less likely to be invited to speak at conferences or to offer expert opinions to the media. Their award-winning work is seen everywhere, but with few exceptions, they are not celebrated in the same way as their male counterparts. Women of Design explores this contradiction while at the same time shining a light on the work of women designers, both industry veterans and influential newcomers.
Trappings by Tiffany Ludwig, Renee Piechocki
"What do you wear that makes you feel powerful?" Artists Ludwig and Piechocki posed this question to women of all ages and backgrounds and gathered their responses for this unique celebration of womanhood. Each woman's story, accompanied by one or more photographs, presents an intriguing portrait of both inner and outer strength