On Equal Pay Day, the Internet typically gets inundated by a number of how-to stories on the best way for women to negotiate a raise or score a promotion. This year, we thought we’d change it up a bit and instead suggest five new books that contain everything you ever needed to know about money, career, and success. Are you dreaming of running a fashion empire? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by all those job-hunting sites online? Feeling whipsawed by attempting to navigate the millennial workforce? Looking for help in how and where to invest your money? Here, there’s a little something for everyone—and the best part? They’re all written by women.
Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own TermsMaureen Chiquet, the former global CEO of Chanel and once president of Banana Republic, is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world. Her new book, Beyond the Label, is part career memoir, part guidebook, filled with applicable advice and inspirational stories for those hoping to follow in her footsteps and one day oversee a universally admired brand.Out April 18
The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your CareerLooking for a job is not as simple as it used to be only a decade ago. In The New Rules of Work, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, cofounders of The Muse, a career-focused website, share practical, easy-to-follow tips on navigating today’s digital-first environment, in which knowing how to sell your personal brand is just as important as your networking skills.Out April 18
Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and ThirtiesSince it was originally published in 1996, Get a Financial Life has been heralded as “the financial bible for young people.” Now Beth Kobliner’s comprehensive book on money management has been updated to reflect the new economic reality of the millennial generation, who are graduating with a record number in student debt and entering a workforce suffering from stagnating wages.Out April 4
Double Bind: Women on AmbitionToday, many women don’t hesitate to label themselves as feminists. But for some inexplicable reason, the word ambitious remains a loaded term. Robin Romm explores the enduring stigma around female ambition in Double Bind, a collection of essays from writers such as Roxane Gay, Molly Ringwald, and Francine Prose. The book includes stories from a variety of different viewpoints, including a network TV showrunner, dealing with sexist jokes in the writers room; a pregnant 40-year-old workaholic, debating whether to accept a new job the month after her due date; and a female butcher who constantly finds herself fighting gender stereotypes in a male-dominated industry.Out April 11
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of WealthJen Sincero, the best-selling author of You Are a Badass, is back with another hilarious book—this time dedicated to the one thing everyone hates talking about: money. Sincero compares our distaste toward discussing our finances with how we think of sex: “You’re supposed to know what you’re doing and be all great at it, but nobody teaches you anything about it, and you’re never supposed to talk about it, because it’s inappropriate, dirty, not so classy.” Thankfully, Sincero doesn’t shy away from the subject and is more than happy to share her own financial journey, in which she went from eating Taco Bell every day to survive to enjoying a highly lucrative career as a motivational speaker.Out April 18