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3 Books By Female Entrepreneurs You Need To Read This Summer

Written on 06/11/2018
Athirah Syamimi


EntrepWorld wishes to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into a reality. To do so, the links listed here gives us commision when you purchase through them. 

Let’s face it, ladies and gentlemen. The business world is still very male-dominated. In a room full of c-suites and directors, the ratio of male to female is most likely 5:1. We have, however, come a long way from 3 generations ago.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead  by Sheryl Sanberg

I’ve been a fan of Facebook for the longest time despite their recent data privacy fiasco. And an even bigger fan of Sheryl Sanberg. I saw a video of her giving a commencement speech and I’m intrigued at how she handles herself throughout her journey. Here’s the video if you’re interested


Sheryl Sanberg is really one of the few female entrepreneurs that I follow. And I didn’t even realise that most entrepreneurs who I read about and constantly look into are male until a friend of mine pointed it out. In her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sanberg shares how women act in business and how they can use their characteristics as strengths.

Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xDf3ty

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business by Barbara Corcoran

I first heard of Barbara Corcoran when I was watching Shark Tank and I absolutely love that series. Watching somebody onscreen is different than knowing how they run their business but Barbara has always struck me as a strong, business-intelligent woman. Her eye for detail and fearless opinion is something that makes her the successful woman she is today.

In this book, Barbara Corcoran shares her journey on how she failed at her jobs and turned $1000 into a real estate empire. She’s been through what you are going through and is here to share the life and business lessons with you.

Buy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JqXQrU

The Accidental Entrepreneur by Susan Urquhart-Brown

Nowadays, being an entrepreneur is like the ‘cool kids’ dream but back then, Susan Urquhart-Brown never expected to end up as an entrepreneur. This book isn’t specifically for women but it was written by a great female entrepreneur that I hope will empower you to take the next step.

In The Accidental Entrepreneur, Susan shares her experiences of doing it on your own, what works in the business world and what you should avoid. It’s a great book for all you aspiring entrepreneurs readers. You’ll find a number of questions you should ask yourself in launching your business.

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Athirah Syamimi is the founder and editor of EntrepWorld who happens to be a personal development enthusiast and entrepreneur. Having trouble finding her niche, Athirah reverts to her purpose - to help people turn their dreams into a reality. 

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