The 5 Best Business Books for Millennial Women Right NowHelloGiggles

A good book can be a secret weapon, especially when navigating the workplace… and who doesn’t need a little help these days? It’s not everyone who can just drop out and join the ranks of those in the Great Resignation. “Quiet quitting,” aka just doing what’s necessary to earn your paycheck, is hardly satisfying.

So if you want to play the business game and win, you should read one of these business books for millennial women.

Here’s what should be on your nightstand if you’re a millennial woman looking to advance in your career (or if you’re just looking to improve your business). And next, don’t miss the #1 book everyone’s going to be talking about this fall (so you better read it).

1. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. tough conversations. whole hearts by Brene Brown, Ph.D., MSW

Brown debunks myths about today’s work culture and shows you that the keys to true leadership are vulnerability, values, trust and resilience.

Brooke English, founder and CEO of Goodly, calls this reading a game changer; A leadership guide that puts the spotlight on self-knowledge and leading with the heart. “It expressed to me the way I naturally led my team and encouraged me to continue to be my authentic self at work.”

One of the book’s great truths is that vulnerability in the workplace can be used as a superpower and an opportunity to inspire others.

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Brown shows you a mirror where you can see yourself as a leader, warts in general, but also a healthy dose of your wonderfulness.

2. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Psychologist Duckworth’s main point is that passion plus perseverance equals the courage that brings success.

Within the pages of the book you will learn why some people succeed and others fail. Duckworth’s gospel is that grit is the most important thing. When it comes to success, it’s not about where you went to school or if you’re lucky. Duckworth concludes that the world’s most successful people got where they did because of their ability to push themselves and withstand adversity.

Ann McFerran, CEO of cosmetics company Glamnetic, calls the book empowering. what is the snack McFerran says, “It shows how much more in control you are than you think you are. If you can build your courage and not let things get you down, you can achieve things beyond your wildest dreams.”

3. PowerUp: How smart women win in the new economy by Magdalena Yesil with Sara Grace

Yesil, a Silicon Valley legend and founding board member of Salesforce, a company that launched the era of cloud-based computing, shares her stories not only from Silicon Valley, but also from top women entrepreneurs.

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Madison Campbell, millennial entrepreneur and founder of Leda Health, a telemedicine company, says the book was helpful to her as she launched her startup because it was full of valuable tips and information that went beyond typical advice. She was empowered by the journey Yesil is taking readers on with her story of a strong woman who managed to overcome the challenges of becoming a respected leader in the male-dominated tech industry.

Campbell says, “As women, we have these societal expectations about how we should look, act and speak that often prevent us from advancing in our careers. turn on not only prepares us for these challenges, but also provides a plan on how to deal with them.”

4. Girls, stop apologizing – A shameless plan to embrace and achieve your goals by Rachel Hollis

In a word, girl, get out of your head. Stop talking yourself out of your dreams, give up weak excuses, and adopt winning behaviors.

You need to turn these pages to learn how to eliminate the negative internal chatter that can paralyze you and instead make room for what is possible. Susan Shaffer, President of cosmetics company Pneuma Nitric Oxide, explains why this is the book for you. “Millennial women grew up in a time when there really weren’t many women in positions of power, and unlike Gen Z, they haven’t gained the empowerment and empowerment that social media offers, so that’s the biggest hurdle for Millennial women they are themselves.”

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Girl stop apologizing is an antidote to killing that negative self-talk and finding your confidence, voice and power.

5. Lean In: Women, work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Almost a decade ago The New York Times hailed the book as a “pioneering manifesto” that is an insightful, inspirational call to action and a blueprint for individual growth that will empower women around the world to reach their full potential.”

Don’t dismiss it as old school. It’s still very relevant; The workplace is still complex for women and involves a lot of navigation in what is sometimes rocky terrain.

Bianca Hanson, senior social media and creative specialist at marketing and PR firm Issues Management Group, read leaning multiple times. That tells you a lot. Labor disputes are ubiquitous and without the right weapons you can’t hold your own. Hanson says Sheryl showered you with encouragement to help you advance in your career. What does Hanson remember most from the book? “Don’t be afraid to face the unknown and have faith in what you’re doing – even if you don’t think you’re good enough. The book will lift you up and help you (you guessed it) lean in.”