5 Must-Listen Audiobooks By Badass Women In Business
While we always love a good book, having such scare time to read as many entrepreneurs we favor audiobooks and podcasts so we can listen to them on the go. We partnered with Audible to share these 5 audiobooks that are our favorite ones by and for female entrepreneurs. They will motivate you, make you laugh, and most importantly, provoke new ideas that will help drive you and your business forward. These women are all amazing, and going through this list is like meeting 5 new BFFS and mentors that we could listen to ALL DAY LONG.
Shonda Rhimes shares her story of "yes" and her self-narrated audiobook is everything you want from a conversation with a best friend/mentor. She is brutally honest, she is hilarious, and she is so relatable - which is amazing considering she is one of the most powerful women in the television industry. If you like any of her shows (Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Private Practice, etc) you will LOVE this book. She will inspire you to take your life into your own hands, and own your talents. P.S. She literally defines Badass in this book and it's our favorite definition.
Big Magic is a creative masterpiece from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. Her words will inspire you to follow your passion and breathe new life into your business. She gives a sometimes brutally honest peek into the creative process and reminds you to have fun doing what you love. She narrates the book herself, and her voice is super calming and kind - like listening to a trusted friend.
While this book speaks more to women working in corporate and tech environments - Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg still offers so many words of wisdom and inspiration for creative women and anybody in business. She is one of the most influential women in the tech landscape, and her thoughts on leadership will especially come into play if you're a business owner or strive to be a leader in your creative industry. This will absolutely inspire you to own your voice and advocate for yourself like never before. Whether you listen on the way to work or on a walk this is great in audiobook form as you can truly absorb its meaning rather than reading too quickly.
4. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Arianna is like the badass work mom we always wanted. She offers amazing insights based on her experience in business and in life, and makes us think about things from new perspectives. She breaks down the traditional beliefs about success, and as someone who has personally achieved them, can attest to the fact that we need a new normal. She narrates the book herself, which obviously, we LOVE because it adds all the right inflection and let's all be honest - her accent is awesome.
Right now this book is somewhat of an anthem for creative women around the world. Sophia is the kind of badass, brutally honest woman we all want to kick our butts into gear. She tells the story of her business success and gives us insight into the crazy reality of entrepreneurship in the 21st century. It's full of wake-up calls, ridiculous anecdotes, and tips for achieving success on your own terms. It's a must-listen for anyone who wants to get into the fashion industry, and an entertaining and motivated read for any entrepreneur. We found it entertaining and captivating rather a written reference we wanted to keep going back to - so we liked the audiobook form best.
Which one of these are you most excited to read or listen to? Which have you already listened to? Or, is there another book you're dying to see on this list? Let us know in the comments!
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