Multicultural women are entrepreneurial, career-driven, and always on the move. In navigating our careers, personal lives, and goals, it’s important to continue learning and expand your knowledge needed to thrive spiritually, financially, and beyond. What better way to do that, than to get lost in a literary work that feeds your soul and your mind?
Keep reading for four (4) books that each boss woman of color should have on her bookshelf for inspiration, empowerment, and development.
Silent Seasons by Heather Lindsey
In Silent Seasons: Trusting God When You Don’t Understand, Lindsey shares how silent seasons are an opportunity to grow closer to the Father. In this book readers learn ways to stay strong in the midst of tests and trials, how to avoid comparing your life to others, how to stretch your faith to do what God is telling you to do and more. This book is paired perfectly with a blanket, some green tea, and a mindset of success and spiritual growth.
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
This renowned autobiography chronicles the personal and political career of Assata Shakur, born JoAnne Chesimard. With wit and candor, Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. In today’s social climate, this autobiography is a staple in learning about the evolution of activism and Assata Shakur’s personal journey.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley & William Danko
This book reveals and details numerous case studies on every type of millionaire such as the savers, executives, and entrepreneurs. This books dives deep into successful millionares’ spending habits, upbringing, and financial literacy. It teaches tactics on proper money management, investing, and ways to obtain sustainable wealth.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography about the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a staple coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book, which features a forward by Oprah Winfrey, follows the transformation of Angelou from a victim of racism to a dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice.