Nothing beats lying in the sun with nothing but a good book and a glass of something chilled beside you. Sunset optional. Here are some of my favourite work-related reads on the topic of feminine leadership, love and empowerment.
Girl power, grown up!
- The Athena Doctrine: How women (& the Men who think like them) will rule the future* – John Gerzema & Michael D’Antonio (Dads making a difference for their daughters. Love them for giving us the hard data that shows feminine values are on the up – and shouting about why they need to be).
- A Feminine Leadership. Strategies for Female Leadership without Resorting to Male Skills – Michelle Obama (the ultimate example of fierce, fabulous and ultra feminine. Looking forward to what she does next).
- The Code of the Extraordinary Mind – Vishen Lakhiani (let go of the bull**** rules – Brules – and live in Blissipline. You need the glossary but it’s worth it).
- Daring Greatly – Brene Brown (my personal game-changer and a great read to boost your confidence. The sub title: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead says it all).
- Start with Why* – Simon Sinek (Start with This).
- Inclusive Leadership – Charlotte Sweeney & Fleur Bothwick (soon to become the definitive guide for D&I change-makers and a pleasure to meet).
- Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain (in a noisy old world let’s hear it for the introverts!)
- Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It – Kamal Ravikant (super quick to read and a gorgeous pick me up).
- Pussy: A Reclamation – Regena Thomashauer (A roadmap to your feminine power, radiance and joy. Now a NY Times Bestseller this book couldn’t have been more provocatively titled! When Donald Trump’s now infamous comment about grabbing a women by hers was made public, Mama Gena was ready to respond and share why women need to connect with their inner source of power and potential).
- Women who run with the Wolves: Contacting the power of the Wild Woman – Clarissa Pinkola Estes (A classic! Just having it makes me feel powerful but you’ll need more than a long week-end to to make a dent in its 500+ pages).
*Found as a great TED Talk if you’re a busy bee who prefers to watch.