From books based on successful business tactics, to tales of strong women exuding mental toughness, our summer reading list is 100% Woman Warrior approved.
1) In the Company of Women, Grace Bonney
"This inspiring book is dedicated to celebrating the creative, entrepreneurial spirit embodied by women across the globe. The pages profile a hundred of these influencers, providing a wealth of meaningful advice and glimpses into their personal and professional lives."
2) I Know How She Does It, Laura Vanderkam
"The acclaimed time management expert, Laura Vanderkam, comes at the 'having it all' debate by asking a very practical question. Given that we all have the same 168 hours every week, how do people who do have it all—women with thriving careers and families—use those hours? When you study how such women fit together the pieces of their lives, like tiles in a mosaic, the results are surprising."
3) Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis
"Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward."
4) Love Your Life, Domonique Bertolucci
"A collection of uplifting messages, ideas, and advice, Love Your Life will inspire you to uncover happiness within yourself. Combining quotes from thought leaders and words of wisdom from the author, this book is the first step in making a change in the way you live."
5) Radical Self-Love, Gala Darling
"Let's face it -- entrepreneurship isn't for a faint of heart. Financial challenges, late nights, constant pitching and a close tie between your venture and your sense of self can wear on your confidence and your opinion of yourself. This book is packed with the Radical Self-Love that Gala is all about, and will help turn you into your own number one fan. It functions like a hug and a pep talk from your best friend, reminding you how amazing you are and giving you actionable steps to revive the passion, confidence and--as Gala puts it--"love and sequins" inside your heart."
6) Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
"Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg changed the conversation around women in the workplace with this book and the 2010 TEDtalk on the same topic. The book will open your eyes to how women experience elements of working life differently from men and how to adapt or shift your awareness to compensate."
7) And finally... Tell your own story. Everyone has a story....what's yours?
This journal is filled with prompts, quotes and bits of advice for those looking to reflect upon the quotidian experiences that often pass unnoticed every day. It's a guide to mindful appreciation of the places and people all around you - and offers an interactive investigation of inner peace, solace and meaning that will elevate your state of mind.
Lots of Love + Success,
Ashley + Paige