If you ask women from around the world to share some of the challenges they have to face every day, you will find that there will be a lot of similarities regardless of how different their background and upbringing may be. While there a growing number of women are breaking stereotypes, many are still struggling with how to escape the predefined roles they are expected to fill and become what they want to be. From empowerment strategies to inspiring tales of women overcoming great odds and succeed at life, here are some of the most empowering books that should be on every woman’s must-read list.
1. A Piece Of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown
This memoir offers a glimpse into how the author overcame many traumatic life experiences that include childhood abuse. It is a tale that inspires, empowers, and makes you believe in the power of resilience.
2. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures is the true story of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians and their significant contributions to the country’s space program. It takes a look into how race and gender have limited the opportunities for black women, even the most brilliant ones. And how they managed to make a mark despite the many challenges and obstacles they have to deal with along the way.
3. The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney
This biography tells the story of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut in Ancient Egypt. It offers a glimpse into how she ascended to power, reigned for many years, and other fascinating insights into her rule.