The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

By: Melinda Gates

In her debut novel, Melinda Gates shares the lessons she’s learned from her twenty year journey working and traveling around the world. Outlining the link between women’s empowerment and the health and success of societies, Gates asserts that in order to lift a society up, women cannot be kept down. Introducing readers to her heroes in the fight for equality, presenting data, and sharing poignant conversations she’s had with women from all over the world, Gates shows us why gender equality is the lever that lifts everything up—and tells us how we can make a difference.

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

By: Rachel Hollis

In her sequel to Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis tells women to stop apologizing for who they are and encourages them to become who they were meant to be by owning their hopes, desires, goals, and dreams. Assuring women that they don’t need permission to want more Girl, Stop Apologizing pinpoints the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to develop in order to succeed on the path to growth, confidence, and the best possible version of yourself.

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

By: Reshma Saujani

In a book inspired by her popular TED Talk, Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, encourages us to choose bravery over perfection. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with women and girls nationwide, Saujani combines the stories of game-changing women with her own personal journey, providing readers with powerful insights and practices to let go of the need for perfection and make bravery a lifelong habit. By being brave, not perfect, we are able to become the authors of our biggest, boldest, and most joyful life.

Women Who Launch: The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings

By: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Filled with the biographies of women creators, inventors, activists, artists, and leaders who have changed the world, Women Who Launch serves as both a testimony to women’s empowerment as well as motivation for all women who want to succeed in their careers, pursue entrepreneurship, shatter glass ceilings, and change the world. With inspiring stories and words from game-changing women who refused to be kept down, this book is sure to inspire you to #EmbraceAmbition.

The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer

By: Caitlin Murray

With three World Cup wins and four Olympic gold medals, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team has earned huge revenues for FIFA and U.S. Soccer. Yet despite their success, the team has faced remarkable inequality, from poor pay to poor playing conditions. In The National Team, soccer journalist Caitlin Murray shares the history of the team since its inception, narrating their challenges and triumphs on and off the field. A story of fortitude and willpower, this book is an excellent portrayal of an inspiring team of women and their mission to level the playing field.

 

Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space

By: Libby Jackson

From small steps to giant leaps, Galaxy Girls tells the inspiring stories of fifty different women scientists, astronauts, mathematicians, engineers, physicists, and pilots around the world—and above it—who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space. Illuminating inspiring stories, championing unsung heroes, and applauding the trailblazing achievements of these scientific pioneers, this book will inspire you to embrace your ambitions and reach for the stars.

Outer Order, Inner Calm

By: Gretchen Rubin

Outer Order, Inner Calm encourages readers to declutter and organize in order to make more room for happiness. Based on the notion that outer order contributes to inner calm, author Gretchen Rubin explains how, by having control over our stuff, we can feel more in control of our lives. By ridding ourselves of the things we don’t need, use or value, we are able to clear up space in our minds (and our shelves) for what truly matters to us. With an understanding of what is realistic for most people, Rubin proposes practical steps for creating a more peaceful and organized environment that will help us create the lives we want.