8 Inspiring Books by Powerful Women

It’s that time of the year where we celebrate women and all their achievements globally. This women’s day is all about empowering women, it’s about breaking stereotypes, it’s about gender equality and it’s about being independent. So we’ve come up with a list of 8 inspiring books written by women who are in positions of power and influence. The autobiographies and memoirs written by these extraordinary women leaders will inspire you and help you understand that you can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to be. A new day is on the horizon for women and it’s time we all jumped on the bandwagon. Hope these books move you the way they moved us! Here’s our must-read list of 8 inspiring books by powerful women for this international women’s day.

Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling


One of the funniest people in the industry and she does not disappoint! In this hilarious book, Mindy Kaling shares real stories about her challenges, encounters and battles she had to overcome to be where she is today. Why Not Me is about work, love, weight and friendship, all from the perspective of a young, brown American woman. Reading this book is like having a nice heart-to-heart with a very successful friend.

 Hard Choices by Hilary Rodhem Clinton


The former first lady, a US Senator and the 67th Secretary of State talks about crises, choices and challenges she faced personally and professionally and how those experiences drove her view of the future. Hard Choices gives the reader an interesting insight into the corridors of the White House and the role of women in politics.

Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between by Lauren Graham


The perfect blend of humour, inspiration and intrigue! Lauren Graham manages to make you pause for a moment and reflect on life and love as she talks about being an actor in Hollywood. It doesn’t get more real than this.

Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna 


She is just as funny and witty in person as she is on paper! The best thing about her is that she is unapologetic and unafraid of saying what’s on her mind. She is a Bollywood blue blood who is daring enough to say thanks but no thanks. 

Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova 


At just seventeen, Maria Sharapova won the Wimbledon against Serena Williams. Looking for something to motivate you? Then pick this book up and become whoever you aspire to be. 

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher


This is an honest account of what it’s like to be the feminist Star Wars icon. She had to prove to the world that she was much more than just Princess Leila. She didn’t let her legendary character define who she was. Wishful Drinking will help you get rid of all those limiting labels and stereotypes.

 How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lilly Singh


True to its title, this book is a guide on how to be a bawse and how to be true to yourself. Through the story of this Superwoman, you’ll understand what it’s like to figure out what you love doing and going for it. In short, she asks you to be unafraid. Very unafraid. 

My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton


Scared to follow your dreams? Dolly Parton has got your back! In an era where women weren’t allowed to have opinions she broke all the barriers. This world idol’s music still continues to inspire millions of people even today. And now, she has penned down how she did it. This book is an instant classic, just like her music. 

These books are great examples of women going for it and pursuing their dreams despite all odds and if they can do it, then so can you. We’re all set to conquer the world this year, thanks to these incredible women and their journeys.

If you think we’ve missed some books on our list or if you have something to say about any of these books, then please let us know in the comments section below. 🙂 Watch out this space for more book suggestions.

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Aditi Shah

Quite but bold. Traditional but hardcore fashionista. An ambivert who is inseparable from reading books and a travel junkie.

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