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Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Our list of some of the best Women Empowerment books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Stripped: A Collection of Inspired Writings for the Evolving Woman (2016)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfSTRIPPED is a collection of poetry and inspired writings that celebrate the power of vulnerability and the magic that occurs when we decide to live authentically, commit to our own personal evolution, and bare it all.Known for her work uplifting and empowering women around the world, best selling self-help author and master life coach Cara Alwill Leyba is thrilled to share her words of inspiration in this brand new format that she’s coined “Poetic Personal Development.” She hopes STRIPPED will encourage women to peel back the layers, remove their masks, and live inside their truth….
Author(s): Alwill Leyba, Cara

2. Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (2017)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfSocial scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from…
Author(s): Brené Brown

3. Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman (2017)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThere is a particular kind of insanity running rampant in the world that compels most women to stuff down, ignore, or hide parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable, attractive, or taken seriously. Which doesn’t work. It actually ensures we remain unfulfilled, miserable, and at war with ourselves―and that is a war no woman can win. So now comes the good news: There is a path to help you become the woman you are aching to become. This path is unruly, messy, a wee bit naughty, and audaciously asks you trust the very parts of you that you previously warred…
Author(s): LiYana Silver

4. The Sun and Her Flowers (2017)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrom Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden…
Author(s): Rupi Kaur

5. You Are Fucking Awesome: A Motivating Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults (2016)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis has over 25 single-sided designs for you to color whenever you need a boost of confidence or a not so gentle reminder of how badass you are. With illustrations ranging from simple to intricate, this inspirational coloring book for women will provide hours of fun and relaxation so go forth and f’n prosper, I mean, color!In this swear word coloring book for adults, you will find inspirational quotes including: and more!…
Author(s): Charla Bond

6. Choosing ME Before WE: Every Woman’s Guide to Life and Love (2009)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFull of sass, soul, and the type of empowering wisdom that no woman should live without, Choosing ME before WE is like a heart-to-heart with your closest girlfriend. And best of all, you’ll discover that your closest girlfriend is your own truest self, inside you, always ready to offer wise, loving advice about what is best for you.Designed to challenge and guide women to create the relationships they want instead of the ones they often find themselves stuck in, this book is packed with stimulating questions to uncover what’s true for you, powerful techniques to change…
Author(s): Christine Arylo

7. Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype (1996)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWithin every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to “civilize” us into rigid roles has muffled the deep, life-giving messages of our own souls. In Women Who Run with the Wolves, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés unfolds rich intercultural myths, fairy tales, folk tales, and stories, many from her own traditions,…
Author(s): Clarissa Pinkola Estés

8. How to (Un)cage a Girl (2010)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn order to uncage the girl within, you have to love her, heal her, and set her free.There are moments every girl knows: The pain of wanting to fi t in. The joy of being consumed by love. The shame of not feeling at home in your body. The strength in learning you’re beautiful. Francesca Lia Block follows the journey from girlhood to womanhood in this soaring three-part poetry collection. Exploring those unspoken feelings and words—the thorny, sparkling moments that chain us to ourselves—Block gives a startlingly personal voice to girls and women everywhere….
Author(s): Francesca Lia Block

9. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear (2016)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf.  Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives….
Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert

10. Hello Beautiful: Break free from the chains of regret, self doubt and comparison, and discover the freedom, power and beauty of being the real you. (2018)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhen was the last time you felt good about yourself, worthy, and capable of achieving what it is you want out of life? If it’s been so long you can’t remember, Keryl Pesce has a few bits of insight for you. Hello Beautiful is for women of all ages who deal with: -self doubt or low self esteem -anxiety -regret over a past that cannot be changed In this eye-opening, heart-warming book, you will discover the source of your inner critic and why the popular advice to “Just crush it,” is bad advice. How can you win a war with yourself? Keryl helps you see that your inner critic is part of you and rather than fighting…
Author(s): Keryl Pesce

11. BAE Black And Educated: African American Black Women Empowerment Affirmation Motivational Gratitude Daily Planner, Journal, Notebook (2019)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfStay motivated and organised with this Black Women Empowerment notebook. This lined journal can be used for :• Gratitude journal• Daily Planner• To do list• Organizer This journal also makes the perfect gift for any strong Black Queen in your life…
Author(s): Black History Publication

12. Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives (2012)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhy Do I Do That? adapts the basic strategies of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of defense mechanisms in warding off emotional pain. With easy-to-understand explanations, the first part teaches you about the unconscious mind and the role of psychological defenses in excluding difficult feelings from awareness. Individual chapters in the longer middle section explore the primary defense mechanisms one by one, with exercises to help you identify your own defenses at work. The final…
Author(s): Burgo Ph.D., Joseph

13. Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior (1996)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPractical, proven self help steps show how to transform 40 common self-defeating behaviors, including procrastination, envy, obsession, anger, self-pity, compulsion, neediness, guilt, rebellion, inaction, and more….
Author(s): Mark Goulston, Philip Goldberg

14. Every Day Isn’t Perfect: Volume I: Change Begins With You First (2016)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“Every Day Isn’t Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First” is a woman’s story. It’s your story. It’s my story. It’s a collection of inspirational stories and prose telling the stories of human hopes and fears. It’s divided into five chapters: Chapter 1: Faith and Purpose, Chapter 2: Philosophy and Wisdom, Chapter 3: Friendship and Community, Chapter 4: Forgiveness and Love, and Chapter 5: Family and Hope.”Every Day Isn’t Perfect, Volume I: Change Begins With You First” shares what I and others have gone through. It shows you how to successfully push through the good as well as the…
Author(s): Dr. K. L. Register

15. Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism (Contemporary Indigenous Issues) (2003)

Best Women Empowerment Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOklahoma Choctaw scholar Devon Abbott Mihesuah offers a frank and absorbing look at the complex, evolving identities of American Indigenous women today, their ongoing struggles against a centuries-old legacy of colonial disempowerment, and how they are seen and portrayed by themselves and others. Mihesuah first examines how American Indigenous women have been perceived and depicted by non-Natives, including scholars, and by themselves. She then illuminates the pervasive impact of colonialism and patriarchal thought on Native women’s…
Author(s): Devon Abbott Mihesuah

Books shelved as women-empowerment: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of th Inspiring books for women can raise women’s self-esteem. These motivational books can empower women. Women empowerment books introduce you to a whole new world where a woman is not fated to household chores, waiting for the prince charming to rescue her. Whether you’re a bookworm or only read when it’s required, there are a few game-changing women empowerment books that you need to check out at your local library or bookstore. In no particular order, we’ve racked up top 10 inspirational books for women. 1. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Self empowerment books are powerful tools. They can help you build your confidence and tap into the motivation you need to reach your goals. We’ve rallied up our favorite self empowerment books for women by female writers whose travels, endeavors, and life journeys will inspire you to find your empowered self.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some women empowerment books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh: Unpacking the Untold Narratives

Author(s): Faraha Nawaz
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355029

Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

Author(s): Amy C. Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl, Farida Jalalzai (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153354

Interrogating Women's Leadership and Empowerment

Author(s): Omita Goyal
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, Year: 2015, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1405707

Weapons of Fitness: The Women’s Ultimate Guide to Fitness, Self-Defense, and Empowerment

Author(s): Avital Zeisler
Publisher: Avery, Year: 2015, Size: 11 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1412943

Changing Narratives of Sexuality: Contestations, Compliance and Women’s Empowerment

Author(s): Charmaine Pereira (ed.)
Publisher: Zed Books, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2340132

Opening Minds, Improving Lives: Education and Women's Empowerment in Honduras

Author(s): Erin Murphy-Graham
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1325075

Adaptive Preferences and Women’s Empowerment

Author(s): Serene J. Khader
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2011, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1486133

Beyond Women's Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency

Author(s): Elinami Veraeli Swai
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2010, Size: 902 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 496082

Beyond Women’s Empowerment in Africa: Exploring Dislocation and Agency

Author(s): Elinami Veraeli Swai
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2010, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1470616

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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