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12 must-read books for aspiring women leaders

February 24, 2013


Books for aspiring women leaders’ careers

No matter what age or what stage in a career, leaders are always grooming themselves to become better, stronger, smarter, and faster. Women leaders have particular challenges in the market today, that while nowhere near what women leaders 20 years ago faced, are still complex matters and they have to balance leading and inspiring with being assertive and being labeled a bitch, and the balancing act is truly an art.

There are endless theories as to how female leaders can work to improve themselves, their teams, as well as their companies, and to highlight only 12 books (of the hundreds of incredible books tailored for ladies aspiring to lead or already in leadership roles) is truly a difficult task, but below are books that you, the reader, have suggested to the women leaders reading today:

books for women leaders

books for women leaders

books for women leaders

  1. The Power of Unpopular – Napoletano
  2. Don’t Think Pink – Johnson & Learned
  3. Atlas Shrugged – Rand
  4. How Remarkable Women Lead – Barsh & Cranston

Finding inspiration at all phases of your career

Leadership isn’t a goal on a to do list that can simply be accomplished, it is an ongoing process, whether you’re an aspiring leader or have been in leadership roles for decades. As with leaders of all genders, there are a fascinating number of leadership styles and theories, so at least one of the books above will speak to your inner leader and hopefully inspire you and others, because with improved leadership comes an improved company and even an improved world!

Lani is the Chief Operating Officer at The American Genius and sister news outlet, The Real Daily, and has been named in the Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders several times, co-authored a book, founded BASHH and Austin Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.


  1. Great list. Will have to ask you about this later.

  2. I wanna recomend also: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg 🙂

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