PICK MY BRAIN

10 Books By Powerful Black Women you need to read

 

Many of us are spending more time indoors than ever before, and that means more time to dive into our reading lists. There's something in this mix for everyone, from mind-blowing memoirs to Self-help Books and Business Growth, they all have one thing in common: They were written by amazing Powerful Black female authors. These Black authors have thought of it all, so all you have to do is grab your favorite book and enjoy the read. Get Ready to fill your bookshelf with Amazing Works Below: 

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this Book Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.                                         

                                                   

 

Just as I Am: A Memoir

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

Cicely Tyson A Queen of Black Excellence!!! SHE LEFT HER FOOTPRINTS AND WISDOM WITH SO MANY PEOPLE AND ON THIS EARTH! One of the Best Books on my Bookshelf. Inspiring. Eye opening and makes you want to go out and share your passion with the world.

                                                        

 

Becoming Michelle Obama 

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. 

                                                          

 

Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER from the author of OUR TIME IS NOW

Lead from the Outside discusses candidly what Stacey Abrams has learned over the course of her impressive career in politics, business and the nonprofit world: that differences in race, gender, and class provide vital strength, which we can employ to rise to the top and create real and lasting change.

                                                     

 

The Truths we hold: An American Journey 

An inspiring and empowering memoir, this book challenges us to become leaders in our own lives and shows us that with determination and perseverance all dreams are possible.

In this young readers edition of Kamala Harris’ memoir, we learn about the impact that her family and community had on her life and see what led her to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold traces her journey as she explored the values she holds most dear - those of community, equality, and justice. 

                                                    

 

Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit

“This book was one of the first that helped me start practices as a young woman that focused on my body and spirit as one.”—Jada Pinkett Smith

Through extraordinary meditations, affirmations, holistic healing plant-based medicine, KMT temple teachings, and The Rites of Passage guidance, Queen Afua teaches us how to love and rejoice in our bodies by spiritualizing the words we speak, the foods we eat, the relationships we attract, the spaces we live and work in, and the transcendent woman spirit we manifest. With love, wisdom, and passion, Queen Afua guides us to accept our mission and our mantle as Sacred Women—to heal ourselves, the generations of women in our families, our communities, and our world. 

                                                      

 

Pussy Prayers: Sacred and Sensual Rituals for Wild Women of Color

                                                    

 

ACTING UP: WINNING IN BUSINESS AND LIFE USING DOWN-HOME WISDOM 

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, the good news is many of the barriers to starting a business have come down since forty years ago. That’s not to say you won’t face challenges. Entrepreneurship can be a dog-eat-dog world. But if you want to stay true to yourself and your values as you rise to the top, you’re in good company.Growing up in the segregated South in a family of eleven children and nurtured by a loving mother and father, Janice Bryant Howroyd faced racism and sexism in addition to the challenges faced by every new business owner.

                                                     

 

Your Next Level Life: 7 Rules of Power, Confidence, and Opportunity for Black Women in America (African American Women in Business)

Channel your black girl magic.  Karen Arrington―author of Your Next Level Life, founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting to your next level life.

Build a legacy of black excellence. How big do you want to live? With the seven simple rules in Your Next Level Life, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

Give the gift of confidence. Looking for inspirational gifts for aspiring black women in business? Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.

 

                    

 

90 Days to C.E.O: A Guide To Avoid Business Pitfalls And Unlock The Secrets Of Entrepreneurship

Like so many of us, Rochelle Graham-Campbell was a broke college student working multiple jobs to make ends meet. From working at a local nursing home and delivering newspapers to waitressing at Olive Garden by night, her entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well. After Rochelle's "big chop" in 2008, it was this same spirit that led her to make and sell her own natural hair care products when the market let her down. From a tiny bathroom in her college apartment, Rochelle began filming her haircare journey, soon becoming one of the pioneers of natural hair vlogging on YouTube. Prompted by dozens of women inspired by her hair growth, Rochelle realized her calling. With just $100 in tips from a night of waitressing, she bought the first set of bottles and ingredients to formulate her own products.