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When Women Lead by Julia Boorstin (New York, Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster 2022)

Why you should read it: Filled with in-depth interviews of women entrepreneurs, backed by serious background research (what else would you expect from a seasoned journalist!) along with personal stories, Julia lays out the leadership qualities of successful entrepreneurial women – leadership qualities which do not mirror the leadership qualities of founders VC firms “typically” back (you know who I’m referring to here). These are leadership examples and role models you can actually put to work in your venture or use to power your preferred leadership style.

J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.