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7 books by inspirational women to help improve your business

Written by Editor

May 14, 2024

By Keshia Africa

Over the last ten years, the career landscape for women in entrepreneurship has changed tremendously. Women have single-handedly redefined what modern entrepreneurship looks like, in the world of business.

Today we take a look at inspirational South African women in business and the books that they’ve written. If you’re a woman in business, looking for inspiration and advice on how to overcome the odds that have been stacked against you, this list is for you:

1. Meeting Your Power: Returning Home To Yourself by DJ Zinhle and Nokubonga Mbanga

Entrepreneur and Dj, DJ Zinhle and business coach Nokubonga Mbanga, co-wrote this book. Both women tapped into their lived experiences as women in business and within their personal lives and shared their lessons with us. Meeting your power was written to ignite the desire you have within yourself, to do great things and also be great while doing so. If you want to be an empowered woman, this is the book for you.

2. Own Your Space by Lori Milner and Nadia Bilchik

These two authors have successfully navigated the corporate world and also assisted other women in doing so. If you ever wondered if there was a toolkit for women in the world of work, this book is it. The book is filled with guidance, practical advice, disciplines and techniques specifically designed to help you tap into your true potential. The authors have focused this book on women who want to take their career to the next level. Does this sound like you?

3. Nothing is Impossible by Anthea Ambursley

Anthea Ambursley is an award-winning entrepreneur. She experienced many highs and lows as she embarked on the journey of creating successful business ventures. Because of this, she realised how much she had to share with the world. Packed with valuable and practical insights, Nothing is Impossible is the book for any entrepreneur;  which will help you set and achieve the goals you want to, in your own business.

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4. Keep Going by Keneilwe Magula

Keneilwe Magula, aside from being an author, is a certified life coach, entrepreneur and NLP practitioner. Adversities and challenges are all a part of the journey in our careers. Kenielwe lives and believes that life is a journey, and it is how we respond to it, that will impact how it plays out. She encourages readers to navigate the journey and be reminded that your current location is not your final destination, and you should, Keep Going.

5. The Business Tango by Anna Shilina 

Placing the microscope on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, author Anna Shilina compares business to the tango – a dance that requires strategic planning, continuous effort and hard work. This book was written from her experience combined with that of other business professionals from various fields within entrepreneurship. If you love to read about someone’s personal experience that provides thought-provoking questions to your own life, this is the book for you!

6. Dare to become a Success by Mulenga Kasoma

We all have hopes and dreams in this world, and things we’d like to achieve. However, for many of us, that’s all they are. Mulenga Kasoma’s book speaks about the courage it takes to put action behind those goals and how everything you desire is on the other side of discipline. This book is full of practical guides designed to help you move your life from where you are to where you want to be. Start succeeding in your life, stop making excuses and Dare to become a Success!

7.Power in the Paddock by Yolanda Sing

Author and entrepreneur, Yolanda Sing’s life, and corporate career came to a standstill when she fell ill with a malignant brain tumour. It was in her time of recovery that she realised how much she had to share with the world; specifically, those caught in careers that are very demanding and no longer inspirational. Yolanda’s book shares how she became an entrepreneur on a mission through building her own company, after surviving a life-threatening condition. Her book is filled with hope, healing and transformation and written to show you that even in moments of despair, hope can arise within you.

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