New in 2018: The Best Business Books for Women

New in 2018: The Best Business Books for Women

By Megan Habel , Mar 8th 2018

Best Business Books for Women

These titles are a must for women in business.

What does it mean to be a woman in the world of business? Today, it can mean practically anything. More than ever before, women are taking a stand for their rights. These seven titles written by women for women and those that work with women exhibit practical and inspiring calls to action, making them the best business books for women.

1. Fifty Million Rising: How a New Generation of Working Women is Revolutionizing the Muslim World by Saadia Zahidi

Fifty Million Rising

A quiet but powerful shift has been taking place among women of the Muslim world. In the last ten years, nearly fifty million Muslim women have entered the workforce, arming them with more purchasing and earning power and giving them greater autonomy. Saadia Zahidi, Senior Director at the World Economic Forum, documents this revolution through the stories of the remarkable women at the forefront of this shift.

Available January 8, 2018

2. Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and in Life by Gay Gaddis

Cowgirl Power

Gay Gaddis, owner of one of the largest advertising agencies in the U.S., presents an empowering guide to understanding your strengths and unlocking your power to kick ass. Rooted in the spirited strength of the cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and '30's, the insights she presents will help you blaze a path to success — it all comes down to power and knowing when to develop it.

Available January 22, 2018

3. That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know about Working With Women by Joanne Lipman

That's What She Said

A recent Harvard study found that corporate diversity training has actually made the gender gap worse. Moreover, men often lack the tools they need to communicate successfully with women in the workplace. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from recent studies, and stories from Joanne Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, That's What She Said provides tools for reaching across the gender divide.

Available January 29, 2018

4. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang


For women in tech, Silicon Valley is a "brotopia" where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. In her powerful exposé, Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang reveals how Silicon Valley became so sexist, why bro culture endures despite decades of companies claiming the moral high ground, and how women are finally starting to speak out and fight back.

Available February 5, 2018

5. The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life by Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace

The Ambition Decisions

What happens to women's ambition in the years after college? This casual conversation between friends became the catalyst behind this book as authors Schank and Wallace set out to find out what other mid-career, mid-life women were doing. Over forty women were interviewed, revealing a surprisingly clear roadmap toward making big decisions and steps on how to navigate them.

Available June 19, 2018

6. Like She Owns the Place: Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence and Ignite Your Inner Magic by Cara Alwill Leyba

Like She Owns the Place

Cara Alwill Leyba follows the success of Girl Code with insights on building sustainable confidence from the ground up. From the woman who quit her job at MTV, dyed her hair pink, and made herself a bestselling author, this book highlights the path towards becoming stronger and happier. Leyba's three simple arguments will allow women to ignite confidence by identifying toxic people and habits and getting rid of them.

Available July 10, 2018

7. Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Nino and Sara Grace


Through her experience in the startup world, Nathalie Molina Nino discovered that women entrepreneurs face unique hurdles in launching and scaling their businesses. She responds with a smart, snappy guide that presents 50 proven ways to leapfrog over roadblocks to growth and success. Achieve the success you desire with this inspiring book.

Available August 28, 2018

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This post was written by Megan Habel, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

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