I recently went on a book binge after discovering the Libby app (which lets you download audio books from your local library - for free!) So yeah, that changed my life a little bit.
I have been trying to find some solid self-help books on the bestseller lists, but have noticed a lack of strong female authors speaking on the unique challenges of being a working woman specifically, let alone mother, in the workplace.
So while the pickings are slim, here are some of my top reads that I wanted to share with you: hopefully they will leave you inspired!
1 - Untamed, by Glennon Doyle
#1 New York Times Bestseller with over 2 million copies sold, Untamed is an intimate memoir that discusses how self care for mothers is the responsible thing to do and model for their children. It empowers women to be brave and show up in their own lives while navigating life’s challenges.
2 - You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Cincero
Jen Sincero is a success coach that shares inspiring stories and ways to reframe your thinking to get what you most want out of life. Her exercises help readers build more self-awareness and are all about visualizing to get the life that you want. This book is a great way to re-frame thinking and attitudes towards areas of life like work.
3 - The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates drafts an amazing account of how we can lift women up all over the world, showing real examples about the benefits of empowering women. With her role in her foundation, she is able to meet these women in person and devise ways to make their lives better. She also shares some actual challenges she faced early in her career as a woman in tech and as a working mom.
4 - Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis
Also a #1 New York Times best seller with more than three million copies sold. Rachel Hollis’ book outlines the lies that women tell themselves, and how she navigates ways to address and overcome those lies in her own life. It is an interesting mix of personal experiences and challenges, with lessons for the reader.
5 - How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen, Marshall Goldsmith
This book is targeting women who want to advance in their careers but feel...stuck. In their chapters, they provide examples of how women face specific yet different roadblocks than men in their careers. The book then dives into 12 habits that hold women back, and provide advice on how to overcome them. This is a great book for women to reframe their mindset and get a new perspective on their work challenges.
Have a favorite book you'd like to add or recommend that's not included here? Please let me know!
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