3 Books By Black Women Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2021

Feb 12, 2021 Article by: Kyle Bernard

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For many, entrepreneurship can be a challenge. Entrepreneurship as a Black person can be even more difficult. So who best to learn from than Black people who’ve already reached the heights of success in their respective industries?

If you’re looking for a little guidance and inspiration, look no further than the following 3 Black women authors.

Let’s take a closer look below.

Little Black Book

Little Black Book: A Toolkit For Working Women is to working creative women what water is to plants—a must-have. Full sound advice from a new yet thorough perspective, Otegha Uwagba’s small but effective book may quickly become primary resource for anyone seeking career advancement, especially women.

Negotiations, branding, networking, public speaking, moving past creative block and more, this Sunday Times bestseller provides the insights and inspiration we all need.

Year of Yes

Year of Yes, by Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, is perfect for Black entrepreneurs who are willing to take calculated risks to seize new opportunities. The book delves into how and why Rhimes began saying “yes” more often.

Social invitation? Yes. Speaking engagement? Yes. The result? Access to previously inaccessible information and opportunities.

Entrepreneurship can sometimes be a solitary endeavor. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re ready to learn how being more social and outgoing may be the best thing you’ve ever done for your budding business, give this book a read.

Strategize to Win

Carla A. Harris is a Vice Chairwoman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, one of the foremost multinational investment banks and financial services company in the world. Why should you read Strategize to Win: The New Way to Start Out, Step Up, or Start Over in Your Career? That’s simple. It’s filled with pragmatic solutions to real problems faced by Black entrepreneurs.

Thinking of a career change? Just starting out and have no clue what to do or who to turn to? Give this book a read. As far helpful entrepreneurial tools, it has as strong of a value offering as any, and then some.

Have you read any of these three books? Do you have any other books we can add to our next list? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.


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