Feel like you need a little career inspo? Digging into a good book by a fearless woman who has broken plenty of barriers might be what the doctor ordered. Sometimes looking at another woman’s life trajectory might empower you to take the next step in your career.
That’s why you should check out the best books by female politicians. These trailblazers found places in the senate and even the highest court of the land. It was an uphill battle for all three of the women whose biographies we’re spotlighting. One went from mother of two with big dreams to impressive law professor, while another lawyer broke barriers in a male-dominated field with every single job she took. You’ll be excited and ready to take on whatever your job has to throw at you.
These books go through each one of their life journeys, but they’re also peppered with practical and sage advice throughout. There’s messages about leadership, crisis management and hope. We’re spotlighting books by the late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
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1. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Perhaps you want to learn more about the vastly accomplished late justice. She gets into the nitty gritty of her fight for gender equality, her work for the Supreme Court, her upbringing and her love of opera. This book is a compilation of the many quotes she’d given over the years. All the included snippets were approved by her and her authorized biographers.
2. The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
If you’re intrigued by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, you should pick up her biography. Harris goes through her Oakland upbringing, her early career before becoming a senator, policies she enacted and championed as a senator and how she manages crises. She unfortunately doesn’t touch on her iconic shoe choices.
3. A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
One-time presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren details her journey from small-town Oklahoma to Washington D.C. Warren dives into how her lofty elementary school teacher dreams changed drastically. The mother of two became a law professor with a deep knowledge of the financial sector. The law professor, at the age of 62, decided to run for senator, and well, the rest is history—or in the news, anyway. The biography showcases Warren’s go-get-em attitude.