Meet The Women Who Are Changing Business

March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration of contributions that women have made in history and in contemporary society. And today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is asking people to create a more equal and inclusive working world. In honor of that, we’ve rounded up books written by women about their contributions to business. 

What does it take for women to climb up the chain of command and become a CEO? Prepare to take charge with this collection of advice from women in power.


Sophia Amoruso wasn’t always a high-powered boss lady. In fact, before founding the $250 million fashion retailer Nasty Gal, she was broke, scrounging through garbage bins, and taking odd jobs for the health insurance. Amoruso was never a typical CEO and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is windy and lined with naysayers.

Self Made

For entrepreneur, TV producer, and real estate mogul Nely Galán, helping women to become self-made is a movement and a mission. Galán is the straight-talking friend and mentor you’ve always wanted, and here she shares valuable, candid, no-nonsense lessons learned on her own path to becoming self-made.

The Power Playbook

La La Anthony is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same.

In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do.

Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg’s frank and empowering discourse on the hurdles facing working women has taken the business world by storm, inspiring women to challenge the corporate cards unfairly stacked against them. In Lean In, Sandberg fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages.

I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This

A witty, wise, straight-talking career guide for women, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This — written by Cosmopolitan magazine’s editor in chief — is the perfect book for the current economic climate, whether you're just starting out, re-entering the workforce after maternity leave, or simply looking for a career change. These are essential tips and bold strategies from a gutsy innovator who helped increase Cosmo’s circulation by half a million copies per month.

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