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5 inspirational books for women

Updated: Jan 11

1 - #Girlboss - Sophia Amoruso

At 22, Sophia Amoruso was committing petty theft and was broke when she started selling vintage clothes on eBay before launching her online retailer, Nasty Gal, in 2006.

Just 10 years later, Sophia was named the 2nd youngest woman to make the Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women with an estimated net worth of US$280 million.

#Girlboss spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best seller’s list and has developed its own cult following. It’s part life story, part business advice; Sophia shares the business, love and life lessons she’s learned (often the hard way) throughout her journey.

2 - To The Summit: A Women's Journey Into the Mountains to Find Her Soul - Margo Chisholm

An unhealthy, unhappy, overweight alcoholic with a cocaine habit, Margo Chisholm was over forty when she decided to turn her life around.

A friend had planted in her mind the idea of a trek to the Himalayas. What followed was an incredible story of acceptance and transformation as Margo set herself the goal to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

If you’ve ever wondered why people climb mountains, this book will give you insight.

3- We Should All Be Feminists, Ngozi Adichie

This essay was developed from Adichie's TEDx talk of the same name, which remains wildly popular. It looks at how 21st century feminism can be more inclusive.

4 -'You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life' Jen Sincero

A personal favourite of ours, Jens straight talking self-help book that acts as a "how to" guide to owning your life and being the best you can be. This world-traveling success coach serves up hilarious stories, great advice, and personal exercises everyone can do to create a life you love.

5 - 'In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs'

This book focuses on embracing the female entrepreneurial experience by showcasing over 100 experiences from women in different careers throughout the world. By embracing a variety of professions, from tattoo artists to architects, the reader gets a first-hand account of what the working world is like for women of all ages, races, and backgrounds.

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