“What are you reading?”
This is one of our favorite questions to ask women entrepreneurs in our Women Who Own It blog series, because a) it tends to reveal a lot about a person and b) we get some excellent book ideas!
Many successful business owners are avid readers, and for good reason -- reading can help stimulate creativity, relieve stress, expand your vocabulary, improve your memory and focus, and even improve your ability to problem-solve. If nothing else, reading can be a fantastic, temporary escape from the real world -- which, let's face it, we all need once in a while.
This summer, we asked attendees at the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair and readers of Women Owned Wednesday, our email newsletter, to share their favorite books of the summer. Here are their recommendations.
Recommendations from National Conference Attendees
by Michelle Obama
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
by Richard Rothstein
Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose
by Marshawn Evans Daniels
She’s Come Undone
by Wally Lamb
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman
The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection
by Michael Singer
by Chloe Benjamin
Recommendations from Women Owned Wednesday Readers (subscribe!)
50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership
by Kathey Porter & Andrea Hoffman
Recommended by Dr. Carmen Thomas, Transformation GEMS Women’s Entrepreneur Empowerment Accelerator
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves
Recommended by Melody Gratic, XcelMil, LLC
Recommended by Shannan Boyer, Scooter Media
The Truths We Hold
by Kamala Harris
Recommended by Jackie Jagielski, public school teacher
What are you reading right now? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!