10 Business Books for Women

While more and more glass ceilings are breaking, women still have a ways to go when it comes to equality in the workplace. That’s why we’ve rounded up the following books written by women who’ve climbed to the top, so you can get your career where it needs to go.

1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

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Sheryl Sandberg, a top executive at Facebook, examines why there are so few women in high-ranking positions in Lean In. As it turns out, evening the playing field will take effort from both men and women.

2. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel.

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A must-read for any woman looking to climb the career ladder, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office analyzes all the behaviors women have been taught since birth that are detrimental to their careers. Learning about these behaviors can help women get the promotions they deserve.

3. Play Like a Man, Win Like A Woman by Gail Evans.

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Corporate America has long been a boys’ club, so it’s fair to say that men wrote the rules for business today. Gail Evans, a top executive in the media industry, breaks down those rules so that women can play the game and get ahead.

4. Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski.

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Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the talk show Morning Joe, set out to discover why there is a wage gap between men and women. Featuring interviews with Nora Ephron and Sheryl Sandberg, Knowing Your Value alternates between hard facts and personal stories to show what women can do to get the salaries they deserve.

5. How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston. 

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How Remarkable Women Lead collects personal stories and insights from women who are at the top of their fields. The successful women in this book all use the method of Centered Leadership. It has 5 elements: meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing.

6. Women Who Don’t Wait in Line by Reshma Saujani. 

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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, posits in her book that women aren’t succeeding in the workplace because they are risk-averse. Saujani suggests that to counter this, women should develop a system where they sponsor one another and push each other to do better.

7. The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.

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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman have dedicated their research to finding out what women in business need in order to succeed but don’t have. The answer? Confidence.  The Confidence Code teaches women how to become more confident and why it’s such an important trait for women in the working world.

8. Dare by Becky Blalock. 

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Becky Blalock is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Southern Company, the world’s 6th largest utilities firm. In Dare, she and other women in top positions share their advice on how to break the glass ceiling. The guide features straightforward instructions on how to find a mentor, make allies, and more.

9. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht.

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Aliza Licht, the voice behind the wildly popular DKNY PR GIRL Twitter account, takes you through her journey in the working world. Licht’s advice is invaluable for anyone trying to develop his or her personal brand.

10. Pushback by Selena Rezvani. 

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Selena Rezvani wants all women to start advocating for themselves. In Pushback, she writes that if women don’t value themselves and push for what they want, no one else will.

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Written by Roselyn Sebastian 

While more and more glass ceilings are breaking, women still have a ways to go when it comes to equality in the workplace. That’s why we’ve rounded up the following books written by women who’ve climbed to the top, so you can get your career where it needs to go.

1. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

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Sheryl Sandberg, a top executive at Facebook, examines why there are so few women in high-ranking positions in Lean In. As it turns out, evening the playing field will take effort from both men and women.

2. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel.

51DcA7mTiUL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_

A must-read for any woman looking to climb the career ladder, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office analyzes all the behaviors women have been taught since birth that are detrimental to their careers. Learning about these behaviors can help women get the promotions they deserve.

3. Play Like a Man, Win Like A Woman by Gail Evans.

51j+-fJ0u9L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_

Corporate America has long been a boys’ club, so it’s fair to say that men wrote the rules for business today. Gail Evans, a top executive in the media industry, breaks down those rules so that women can play the game and get ahead.

4. Knowing Your Value by Mika Brzezinski.

5118bePsKHL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the talk show Morning Joe, set out to discover why there is a wage gap between men and women. Featuring interviews with Nora Ephron and Sheryl Sandberg, Knowing Your Value alternates between hard facts and personal stories to show what women can do to get the salaries they deserve.

5. How Remarkable Women Lead by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston. 

51S8bH0NQNL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_

How Remarkable Women Lead collects personal stories and insights from women who are at the top of their fields. The successful women in this book all use the method of Centered Leadership. It has 5 elements: meaning, framing, connecting, engaging, and energizing.

6. Women Who Don’t Wait in Line by Reshma Saujani. 

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Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, posits in her book that women aren’t succeeding in the workplace because they are risk-averse. Saujani suggests that to counter this, women should develop a system where they sponsor one another and push each other to do better.

7. The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman.

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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman have dedicated their research to finding out what women in business need in order to succeed but don’t have. The answer? Confidence.  The Confidence Code teaches women how to become more confident and why it’s such an important trait for women in the working world.

8. Dare by Becky Blalock. 

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Becky Blalock is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Southern Company, the world’s 6th largest utilities firm. In Dare, she and other women in top positions share their advice on how to break the glass ceiling. The guide features straightforward instructions on how to find a mentor, make allies, and more.

9. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht.

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Aliza Licht, the voice behind the wildly popular DKNY PR GIRL Twitter account, takes you through her journey in the working world. Licht’s advice is invaluable for anyone trying to develop his or her personal brand.

10. Pushback by Selena Rezvani. 

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Selena Rezvani wants all women to start advocating for themselves. In Pushback, she writes that if women don’t value themselves and push for what they want, no one else will.

Enjoyed this? Check out 10 Inspiring Quotes from Superhero Actors!

Written by Roselyn Sebastian 

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