The best books on women managing challenging professional experiences

Who am I?

When writing about the everyday challenges that women face within the workplace, I aim to express the events that occur before, during, and after the experience. Unpopular belief, life doesn’t go back to normal for most of us, as getting back to normal from any traumatic experience will leave you shielded. I found my voice through writing about my passion for enabling female empowerment. My path as a woman in leadership came from understanding the lack of consistent supportive resources, encouragement, and validation, amongst women in the workplace. Through my writing, I aim to creatively empower and encourage my readers to find their voice. 


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Jaded Choyce

By Shaynuh Sloane,

Book cover of Jaded Choyce

What is my book about?

30 year old urban professional, Chloe choice, has a plan to start a better life for her and her family, starting with her federal career. As she transitions from one organization to another, she hopes to make a positive difference on the road to achieving her professional goals. The situation reaches a head when Chloe discovers that her work environment is far from what it appears to be. As she learns along the way, she faces challenges from her unsupportive employer, leading her to fend for herself while trying to escape the career she once thought she wanted.

The books I picked & why

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The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table

By Minda Harts,

Book cover of The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table

Why this book?

This book empowered me during one of the most defining phases of my career in technology. Minda Harts' strategic blueprint on maneuvering the workplace as a woman of color provides guided insight that enables and prepares cognizance of professional politics. The Memo is by far the greatest playbook guiding women on the foundation within their professional atmosphere while navigating through their careers. 


What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

By Bruce D. Perry, Oprah Winfrey,

Book cover of What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

Why this book?

Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey go through the importance of understanding and identifying the ‘why’ behind the complexities of the human experience. Opening the discussion on the importance of processing trauma, and how it affects us all while acknowledging the experience, this book enables the opportunity to lead to a thriving path of healing and recovery. 


Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy

By Patrick Bet-David,

Book cover of Your Next Five Moves: Master the Art of Business Strategy

Why this book?

In this great read, Patrick bet David opens the opportunity to strategize on planning ahead. In this book, there is the opportunity to clarify where you want to be in life and how you plan to get there. The path begins with understanding how you personally identify yourself, to how you plan to take action on it. After gaining clarity on who you are as a person, you then are able to enhance your strategy as a leader. This book gave great insight to people who feel that they are stuck in a limited place or position, exposing them to their full potential and endless possibilities. 


Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It

By Chris Voss, Tahl Raz,

Book cover of Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It

Why this book?

Chris Voss goes into detail on how negotiation tactics and methods he has learned as a public servant influence everyday life and strategy. The wisdom carried in this book leads to many impressive and valid forms of negotiation that can be used within all professional environments. The five principles provided by Voss, give you a great idea of how you can become comfortable with asking for what you want in an amicable manner with little to no compromise.  


Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient

By Valorie Burton,

Book cover of Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, & More Resilient

Why this book?

Valerie Burtons gives great guidance enabling and encouraging change through the simplest form of your thoughts. Understanding how you think can lead to your success, she outlines the discovery that encourages and enable empowerment within ourselves. Her holistic approach through positive thinking and transparent coaching enable the cultivation of positive perspectives for all of life’s lessons. 


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