Looking for a reading list? Here is Bellgray's top 5 must read books for every woman. Whether you are in college, just starting your career, or looking to make a career change, you can find inspiration in all of these.
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Never sell yourself short, don’t be afraid, and know the sky is the limit. Women struggle more with self-confidence than men and will turn down positions and opportunities they don’t feel qualified for – we have all suffered from this! A must read for all women.
Girl Boss – Sophia Armoruso
We love the story of how her brand evolves so authentically – from her personality and her customer’s feedback. The fact that she started a business without so much as a credit card is very inspiring.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
Though the story is about technology businesses, the basic fundamentals can be applied to all businesses as well as your own career path. You need to shorten the feedback loop and have lots of different iterations. The more you can learn before spending a lot of money the better.
Conscious Capitalism – John Mackey & Raj Sisodia
This was written by one of the co-founders of Whole Foods and is a great message about how you become successful by staying true to your values and moral code instead of the bottom line. This resonated with us as Bellgray is a resource to empower professional women.
David and Goliath – Malcom Gladwell
Our favorite chapter is about the very successful lawyer who is dyslexic. He could not rely on what makes lawyers typically good at their job, which forced him to differentiate himself. This is a great lesson for women in business – sometimes having what may seem like a disadvantage can really be an advantage.