With a blend of personal experience from her time in politics and media, practical tips and research, FW editor-at-large Jamila Rizvi’s Not Just Lucky is an “unashamedly feminist career manifesto” for millennial women. From negotiating a raise, dealing with difficult bosses, overcoming imposter syndrome, communicating more clearly, coping with failure, avoiding burnout, and calling out sexism, Not Just Lucky explores the top barriers women face in the workforce – and gives you the tools to overcome them.
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht
Global fashion communications executive and the former face behind the DKNY PR Girl twitter handle Aliza Licht knows a thing or two about career success. Sharing valuable insights from her own experience working for Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Donna Karan and DKNY, Leave Your Mark is a sassy, knowledgeable guide for those just starting out in their career to those who are well on their way. From building your own personal brand, handling public relations and of course, rocking social media, Licht shares valuable advice for people working in any industry.
The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto For Success by Kate White
Whether you want to learn how to gain confidence, negotiate a salary, be noticed in meetings, or deal with mansplainers, bestselling author, speaker, and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Kate White shares nine key principles women need to achieve career success. Drawing from her own experiences, as well as the latest research, White lays down helpful strategies that are accessible for women in any industry and at any stage in their career.
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael D. Watkins
This bestselling book is a must-read for those in a career transition period, whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, changing careers, or you’ve just been promoted. Watkins outlines a number of indispensable strategies and tools to help navigate these changes and hit the ground running in any new situation. The First 90 Days provides a framework for planning career goals from the first day, to three months into your new position.
The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
Bestselling authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman reveal why confidence is such an important asset in the workplace and how women of all ages at all stages of their career can learn how to achieve more of it. With a mix of the latest research in genetics, gender, behaviour and cognition, as well as personal anecdotes and the experiences of other successful women in politics, the media, and business, Kay and Shipman provide a valuable and insightful guide on how to close the ‘confidence gap’ and pursue the career of your dreams.
Getting There: A Book Of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal
In Getting There, 30 leaders across a range of industries share their stories and secrets on how they made it to the top of their game. From Jillian Michaels to Warren Buffett, these leaders candidly reveal the obstacles they faced, the challenges they overcame, and the lessons they learned, as well as a number of practical career tips and words of wisdom.