Hey female empowerment teachers!
Are you looking for material for your empowerment teaching? Or, perhaps you need holiday gift ideas for your female clients?
Why not consider a book?
Whether you work in the areas of personal, spiritual, financial, or professional empowerment, these books are great sources of motivation and inspiration. I share a few of my personal insights and recommendations for these books. As holiday gift ideas, these books are budget friendly and readily available for purchase from online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Books- A- Million. So, go ahead! Grab these books for your empowerment library and empower your clients today!
1. If I Lean in Will Guys Just Look Down My Shirt? by Dr. Regina Barreca. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Barreca in person at a women’s empowerment summit. Dr. Barreca shines with her humor, wit, and heartwarming stories that empower women to be authentic and love themselves. I especially love Chapter 4, “Women Carry Everything We Need to Start Life in a New State.” Warning ladies- it’s time to get rid of the baggage!
2. The Black Rose by Tanavarive Due: This is a fictionalized story based on the life of Madam C. J. Walker, the first self-made African-American female millionaire in the United States. Overcoming poverty, discrimination, and betrayal, Walker left a legacy of beauty culture and entrepreneurship that lives on today. As an African-American woman entrepreneur, I deeply admire and respect Walker’s example of chasing your dreams.
3. Making Sense of Men: A Woman's Guide a Lifetime of Love, Care and Attention from All Men by Allison Armstrong. A humorous and quick read for women who want to improve their love relationships with men. In my favorite chapter, “Men are Not Hairy Women,” Levin teaches that most men show their emotional involvement in a woman he is interested in by performing gestures such as giving their coat or opening doors. She encourages women to understand these gestures as their way of saying, “I care about you!” and open themselves to more nurturing and fulfilling relationships.
4. Worthy by Nancy Levin. Levin helps women break free of personal, emotional, and financial beliefs about money that block their abundance and freedom. One of the most thought-provoking statements I came across in this book was, “He who controls the purse strings rules the world.” I learned that if I want to know who is in charge of my life, I should ask myself who is in charge of my money. For me, this statement was both a sober wake-up call and motivation for me take a closer look at how I manage my finances.
5. Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace by Carla A. Harris. Harris, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, is recognized as one of the most powerful and respected women in business. I was fortunate to experience “Carla’s Pearls”, her powerful presentation of wisdom, motivation, and inspiration at the Goodwin College Vital Voices Speakers Series. I highly recommend reading Chapter 1, “Authenticity” where Carla discusses the importance of bringing your authentic self to your workplace.
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