Rather than setting a New Year's resolution to read more, why not read in a way that can help your career? Fortunately for us, much of the drive, insight, and inspiration that purported our female idols to fame and fortune can be found resting on a bookshelf with a $15 price sticker on it. In the spirit of new beginnings, Business Insider recently aggregated the five books cherished by our nation's most successful women, from Tory Burch to Sheryl Sandberg. Whether these women own their own companies or have built an eponymous fashion empire from scratch, they've all found solace, strength, and motivation in the pages of a book. Read on to your dream career in the new year.
Keep scrolling to see the five books to read to further pave your path to success in 2017.
The Huffington Post co-founder and best-selling author of Thrive has credited some of her immense success to the book, Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace). According to Huffington, the book speaks to "enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work."
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of Leanin.org, claims that Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day actually inspired her work. The book discusses how the poor find solutions to their everyday financial problems, reports BI.
Marissa Mayer is a Stanford graduate, current Yahoo! president and CEO, and former first female engineer at Google. Learn the art of her ways by reading one of her favorite books: The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism.
Honestly, who wouldn't want to follow in Queen Bey's footsteps? The singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer, and immortal feminist icon found inspiration in What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power. Who run the world?
Tory Burch didn't just build a fashion empire from the ground up; she also worked at Harper's Bazaar, Vera Wang, and Polo Ralph Lauren before landing a spot on Forbes's top 100 influential women list in 2015. Take a page out of her book by reading Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.