I had the pleasure of attending the PS27 Female Founders Forum last Friday on International Women’s Day. In my career as an entrepreneur, I have attended more than a few conferences. Honestly, they are not always what they promise to be. This one was! In fact, it was an amazing conference.
Also, as someone who wants to speak at conferences and host events, I am always taking notes about the venue, food, setup, sound, speakers - you get the idea - and I have to say there were very few negative notes on this one!
One of my favorite parts was the time frame - doors opened at 9:30 and everything was wrapped up by 3pm. That is the perfect amount of time to be “on” and “learning.”
I got to connect with some amazing women and learn from leaders in the field.
One of the exercises was to have everyone share a business book that has changed their life in big ways. Today, the organizers sent out the list of books, so I thought I would share them.
I was actually surprised that I have only read 5 of these 30 books - even though I read all the time! There are definitely a few who are being added to my “to read” list as well.
…but it’s one of the most comprehensive collections of “you must read books” I’ve seen in a while.
And I LOVE that the list was curated by some of NE Florida’s top female founders!
PS: the exercise was prompted by Karen Bowling sharing with us that when she was starting Solantic she didn’t know a lot about running a business so she read everything she could get her hands on from people who had run successful businesses.
I second her perspective. I read constantly, and I feel like it has changed me SO much - as a person, as an entrepreneur, as a consultant, as a woman, as a person of faith, and as a mother.
Without further ado, here is the collection of books …click each one to view on Amazon and purchase.
Know a book that is missing or have strong feelings about one of these, definitely let me know!