Women Authors You Need To Read

Women Authors You Need To Read

Female authors are becoming a powerful movement to raise awareness in the book industry and encourage publishers, distributors, and promoters to pull women writers into the spotlight. Here at Flourish, we want to encourage our boss ladies like you to discover them and read them. 

Whatever stage you're at in the endeavor to read more women, here are our top 5 talented female authors to get you started or keep you going! 

1. Becoming by Michelle Obama

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

2. Work Party by Jaclyn Johnson

The must-have book for millennial women who want to create & cultivate the career of their dreams. Find out how to turn distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work.


3. Get Your Sh*t Together by Lupe Colangelo

Getting your sh*t together is easier than you think. No matter how much you achieve, no matter how hard you try, there are moments in life where you feel like you don’t have it all together. Rather than letting those moments slow you down, use these easy, actionable ideas to turn the feeling into energy that propels you right back to where you want to be. Success comes from the inside out, and these tips will show you how to design your habits, thoughts, and lifestyle to truly feel like you have it all together.


4. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling 

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. 


5. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of a marginalized and misunderstood population. Though undoubtedly an account of one woman’s quest for self at all costs, Redefining Realness is a powerful vision of possibility and self-realization, pushing us all toward greater acceptance of one another—and of ourselves—showing as never before how to be unapologetic and real.


We absolutely love the empowerment driven books that these women have published! If you or someone you know would like to discover new reads about business, entrepreneurship, self growth, OR promote your very own book then our PublishHER Bookfair is the ideal event for you to attend! Join us in partnership with Atlantis University on January 26th, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM. This is a place for authors to flourish! It’s FREE when you RSVP to attend. If you’re interested in becoming a panelist or featured author sign up HERE

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