Love finding a comfy seat and immersing yourself in a great inspirational book? And learning from other people's experiences and put ideas you saw in a book in practice in your own business?  What about when an author knows exactly what you're going through, how you're feeling and motivates you to do the right things?

Then you're in for a treat with this list of BEST books for female entrepreneurs.

They're entertaining, easy to understand and full of practical advice you can apply to your own growing empire!

It doesn't matter if you're a side hustler or a growing empire builder, I guarantee you'll find a book or two you'll love!

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Best Books For Female Entrepreneurs

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As I am writing this during self-isolation because of the CORONAVID-19 and I think a lot of you will also be going through it, I've made sure all the books have Kindle copies. 

[This post was updated in June 2021]

You might also want to check out Kindle Unlimited for business books. Get two months for free with this link and do a search. The books available in Kindle Unlimited vary, though, but it's worth a try. 

And I've also included links to Audiobook versions when available.

In my list of best books for female entrepreneurs you'll find business and marketing books but also some finance books and a lot of inspirational books every business owner should read. 

And, of course I've also included in this list of best books for women bosses a lot of books written by women for women, cos they understand better than anybody what women entrepreneurs go through and all the issues they face.

Here they are:

My favourite business books for women

I've tried to put together a list that most women will love to read, but just in case you want to know my top books for business women, it's these 3:

  • The Mindful Entrepreneur - Because I love the story and it shows you how to be successful in business through mindfulness.
  • Boss Up - Because it's OK for you to be a stay at home mum, but it's also OK to want to do something more and set up your business. With lots of practical advice.
  • Atomic Habits - Because you don't have to make big changes to get big results. Instead, make a small change and stick with it.

best books for female entrepreneurs

The 1-PAGE Marketing Plan

By Allan Dib

I love this book because it shows you how to do a marketing plan when you have a small business. For when you don't have thousands of dollars behind to spend on marketing and can't follow the strategies big companies use.

The Mindful entrepreneur

By Joel Gerschman

You'll love Howard's story.

For those small business owners carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders.

Immensely motivating.

deep work

By Cal Newport

Get more out of your mind and your work by learning how to reduce distractions.

Great for consultants and freelancers or anybody that finds it difficult to focus!

Joy at work

By Marie Kondo

If you've loved The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, this is a must. It will help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters so you can achieve more.

Rich Dad Poor dad

By Robert T. Kiyosaki

This book isn't everybody's cup of tea. But it will get you thinking differently about some of the essential things you need to do in order to make more money in your business too, and not just for your personal finances.

She means business

By Carrie Green

Inspirational book, with practical advice to help you start a successful business. You'll want to read it more than once!

Get over your damn self

By Romi Neustadt

If you're a woman working in network marketing, get this book.

Not just for the practical advice but also for the mindset shifting content!

How to make a living with your writing

By Joanna Penn

For creatives with a passion for writing. Learn how to make money from publishing your books.  

Full of great advice by an experienced self-published author. Works for fiction and non-fiction books, so good if you want to use books to support your main business.

Boss up!

By Lindsay Teague Moreno

Are you a stay-at-home-mom? Feel like you could be doing so much more but lack the confidence?

This book is full of advice to help you follow your passion, start your own business while staying true to yourself and your family!

how to be an overnight success

By Maria Hatzistefanis

The secret to being an overnight success is dreaming big and working hard.

Full of inspiring tips and advice.

get rich, lucky bitch!

By Denise Duffield-Thomas

If the Law Attraction souns a bit woo-woo to you, this book gives you practical tips so you can start working on your money blocks.

So why not keep an open mind and try it out? You might be surprised!

Dodging energy vampires

By Christiane Northrup

Christiane Northrup teaches you how to get rid of energy vampires and their toxic influence so you can be happier and become more successful at what you do.

women who launch

By Marlene Wagman-Geller

Lovely book to read if you want to look at inspirational success stories through her-stories. You'll find yourself re-reading passages and going back to it.

why didn't anybody tell me this sh#t before?

By Marcela Allison and Laura Gale

 A collection of more than 60 letters from female entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. With honest advice, tips and also stories of some of the difficulties you'll have to face as a female entrepreneur. 

the 12 week year

By Brian P. Moran

If your problem is lack of focus and productivity, then this is the right book for you.

Don't mind the fluff and keep reading to get the most out of it.

the secret thoughts of successful women

by Valerie Young

Ever feel like you're faking it and suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Learn how to deal with it in this book and stop worrying!

atomic habits

By James Clear

Think small and get big results.

By changing your habits little by little you can learn how to build good habits and break bad ones. 

profit first

By Mike Michalowicz

The book for entrepreneurs struggling with cash flow.

Also great if you're about to start your own business and want to know how to do it the right way.

think like a rocket scientist

By Ozan Varol

Nine simple strategies from rocket science that you can use to make your own giant leaps in work and at home!



By Dan Heath

Don't react to problems, avoid them by solving them before it happens. 

This is a must-read book for business owners and entrepreneurs and also for all the useless politicians out there...


By Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith

Ever thought that the person holding you back from reaching your goals is yourself?

What if your behaviour is impacting your performance and your progress?

This book will show you the 12 habits you need to break in order to progress at the office.

It focuses on women working for the corporate world, but you'll find some examples that also apply to other fields.


By Claire Shipman and Katty Kay

After watching Katty Kay on BBC news for the last 4+ years, I loved seeing her insights into the workplace in this book!

Get super useful advice on how to manage your work-life balance (whether or not you're a mom).


By David Bach

Taking charge of your finances and looking at the future is super important and something everybody needs to do.

But when I listen to financial experts, I find my eyes glazing over.

But this book was easy to read and it has lots of advice so you can set up your own roadmap. 

The only thing for me is that it's mainly aimed at Americans.


By Jamie Kern Lima

This book is a book every woman should read, it's not just for female entrepreneurs, but I found it so motivational that I wanted to included it in this list.

Don't keep your day job

By Cathy Heller

The author of this book is the creator of the podcast 'Don't Keep Your Day Job'.

This book is full of tips, stories and strategies from successful businesswomen that will motivate you to find your purpose and make money with your passion.

secrets of six-figure women

By Barbary Stanny

Secrets of Six-Figure Women is not a book about making money.

It's a book about what you need to achieve a six-figure income, the challenges you'll meet and how to overcome them.

It's about changing your mindset and setting yourself to achieve more and change your life.

And that's it for my list of best books for female entrepreneurs

There are hundreds of motivational to help you achieve your work and business goals but I hope you love discovering some of the books I've listed here by yourself.

What do you think, have any of the books caught your fancy?

Which one do you think you'll read next? 

 Tell me in the comments!

If you're looking for more learning resources, you'll also want to read this: 11 places to learn how to market your business online.

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