10 Books You Need To Read As A Black Business Owner


One of the best joys in life is reading.

Let’s get reading, ladies. We’ve compiled a list of “YAS” books written by amazing black women. Have you read any?

Before you hop to fill your Amazon cart, make sure to share this list with other amazing women.


1. CEO of My Soul by Nic Cober

CEO of My Soul takes the top stop with its wholistic approach to tackling entrepreneurism.

Nic Cober is able to tie in her moving rages-to-riches story into a detailed narrative that preaches self-love.


2. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes is hands-down one of the most unique perspectives on black entrepreneurship. Shonda Rhimes writes on her “yes year” journey and is able to provide compelling lessons from her reflection of that year.


3. Becoming Michelle Obama by Michelle Obama

Although Becoming didn’t specifically focus on entrepreneurship, her life lessons and stories are completely relatable to women of color. And let’s face it––she held the highest women leadership position for 8 consecutive years.


4. Strategize to WIN: The New Way to Start out, Step up, or Start Over in Your Career by Carla A. Harris

In this book, Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris lectures on the best steps to do and be better as a black woman in business. Wine anyone?


5. What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Auntie Oprah continues to bless us with wisdom, guidance and redemption with her career. What I Know for Sure talks through Auntie Oprah’s failures and disappointments, making a compelling read on being the champion of your life.


6. The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Brown & Marsha Haygood

The fact is: The Little Black Book of Success was written by three black women executives–can you say amazing? The authors collaborated to disclose their genius tips and advice on winning in your career and business.


7. The Black Woman Millionaire: A Revolutionary Act that DEFIES Impossible by Dr. Venus Opal Reese

Dr. Venus provides a holistic approach that identifies behaviors, patterns and limitations that hold us back. If you’re serious about debunking myths and unlocking your power as a woman, this book is especially for you.


8. When the Miracle Drops: How Instagram Helped Turn a Quick Fix Into a Million-Dollar Product by Jessica Dupart

Jessica Dupart is the CEO & Founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products, a single parent. Her books answers every question on building a social media empire. *adds to cart*


9. 9 Laws of Success: Attracting the Life, Love, Health & Success You Want! -The Ultimate Guide by Stormy Wellington

Stormy Wellington offers one of the most interesting perspectives on success with her history. After obtaining success within one of the largest organizations in the country then falling into depression, her perspective offers unique advice on achieving success.


10. Self-Esteem is the New Black: How to become the confident woman you have always wanted to be! By Monique Mays

Although this book doesn’t directly touch upon entrepreneurship, Monique discusses how confidence is an underlying factor in success and this, we all know.

Ameena Collins–Miocoa Strategies

Ameena Collins is a Creative Content Intern with Miocoa Strategies. She is currently completing her BA degree in Political Science and Communications at the University of Delaware.

Jasmine Gibson