6 Books Successful Women are Inspired By


If you love a good read and one that inspires you, then you will find this list of books that some of the most successful women of our time have also been inspired by.  And if you have a book that has inspired you, please share – we’d love to add it to our “must read in 2017” list!

The Huffington Post co-founder, Arianna Huffington

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  A book she credits some of her success to is “Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (And World Peace)” by Chade-Meng Tan, which gives advice on “enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.”




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Queen B found inspiration in “What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power” by Marianne Schnall. The book is inspired by a question from Shnall’s eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama.

Fashion Designer, Tory Burch


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A favorite of this fashion designer  is “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown.  It teaches you to get the right things done in your time, and be more selective on where you spend your energy.



Facebook COO,  Sheryl Sandberg


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Portfolios of the Poor: How the World’s Poor Live on $2 a Day” by Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, and Orlanda Ruthven is a read that inspired Sheryl and her work. The book aims to “systematically explain how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems.”

Super Model, Tyra Banks

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From the runway, to the judge’s seat, to motherhood, Tyra says that “Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond” by Deepak Malhotra and Max H. Bazerman was one of the books that helped her get to the top.


Yahoo!’s  President and CEO, Marissa Mayer

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The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism” by Olivia Fox Cabane, is the book Marissa gives credit to.  This read gives advice on how to improve your charisma when applying for a job, leading other people, or even just in your relationships.

Click here to see more books to be inspired by, and some favorites from 2016!


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