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I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all -and you can, too. There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bullsh*t, and when we truly have each others backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works. There is no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let's start sharing what we've learned to make each other better. Let's start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world. GIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. This book will not teach you how to build a multimillion dollar business. It won't teach you about systems or operational processes. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your "why," eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that's what life and business is all about.


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I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all -and you can, too. There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bullsh*t, and when we truly have each others backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works. There is no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let's start sharing what we've learned to make each other better. Let's start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world. GIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. This book will not teach you how to build a multimillion dollar business. It won't teach you about systems or operational processes. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your "why," eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that's what life and business is all about.

30 review for Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lala BooksandLala

    I didn't really intend to gain anything from this book tbh as it's not something I would pick up on my own volition; I ended up reading it in order to lead a book club with the company I work for's distributors. Overall, I have a very different personality than the author, so there were some things I just couldn't relate to, but it wasn't overly bothersome in the end. The interviews throughout with other entrepreneurs I felt got a little repetitive, but really how many times can you say "support I didn't really intend to gain anything from this book tbh as it's not something I would pick up on my own volition; I ended up reading it in order to lead a book club with the company I work for's distributors. Overall, I have a very different personality than the author, so there were some things I just couldn't relate to, but it wasn't overly bothersome in the end. The interviews throughout with other entrepreneurs I felt got a little repetitive, but really how many times can you say "support other women" without sounding like a broken record. Here are some of my takeaways: I really liked the passage about change and perfection. How you shouldn't wait until you or your business idea is perfect before jumping in- because that will never happen. You have to change as you go and adapt your business to whatever ends up working. I really connect with the idea of the law of attraction and how positive thoughts can totally affect your life. Cara talked about how your personal life and business life are way more related than you might think, and frustration in either, can affect how you view the other one. So overall, just that positivity is good? Which is such an easy thing to say, but something I think is important to continually work on implementing. EVERYONE you meet is a potential friend, collaborator, customer, colleague etc. was a good reminder. On that note, always having business cards on hand. I appreciated the take on jealousy and being envious, and how "envy" isn't a bad word! It can be motivating and help you set goals when you see others succeeding.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Churchill

    Seriously enjoyed this. I'm on a bit of a self development drive at the moment and reading as many books like this as I can, but this is one of my favourites by far. Maybe because it's written by a woman specifically for women, but it's just so empowering, and... nice! I've made a major shift in my life over the past year, distancing myself from people who bring me down, turning away from bitchiness and gossip and not engaging with haters. Instead I've surrounded myself with positive influences Seriously enjoyed this. I'm on a bit of a self development drive at the moment and reading as many books like this as I can, but this is one of my favourites by far. Maybe because it's written by a woman specifically for women, but it's just so empowering, and... nice! I've made a major shift in my life over the past year, distancing myself from people who bring me down, turning away from bitchiness and gossip and not engaging with haters. Instead I've surrounded myself with positive influences who support and encourage me, inspiring me every day to work harder and be a better me. I can't explain how much happier I am! This book is geared towards female entrepreneurs or business women, and having been in an industry where women work together and SHARE without competition or judgement for the past year I can tell you that this book is right. We can be so much more when we work together. For non-entrepreneurs I do think it still applies though, it offers a lot of ideas on how to treat and be treated, attitudes and mindset, facing fears and being your own inspiration. Only small criticism from me is the interviews that end each cjapter; they just got a bit repetitive for me. But otherwise I really enjoyed it and I LOVE the message.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    I actually returned this to Audible. I found that I couldn't relate to it at all, the Chanel purses, the glitter, the magazine cover beauty talk... Not for me at all and I found the interviews with the Girl Bosses pretty cheesy. I actually returned this to Audible. I found that I couldn't relate to it at all, the Chanel purses, the glitter, the magazine cover beauty talk... Not for me at all and I found the interviews with the Girl Bosses pretty cheesy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Korrina (OwlCrate)

    I've been wanting to get back into reading business books, and this was a great one. I've been a big fan of Cara for a long time but this was the first book of hers that I've read. I can't wait to pick up more from her! This book was really inspiring and made me want to reach out to all of the incredible women I know. I see myself reading it many more times in the future. I've been wanting to get back into reading business books, and this was a great one. I've been a big fan of Cara for a long time but this was the first book of hers that I've read. I can't wait to pick up more from her! This book was really inspiring and made me want to reach out to all of the incredible women I know. I see myself reading it many more times in the future.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mirkat

    Mixed Feelings on Girl Code I was torn about whether to give this book two stars or three, so I split the difference and went with 2.5*.  As suggested in my title, I had mixed feelings on this one.  I am a sucker for "cooperation instead of competition."  I am all for being supportive of others, inspired instead of envious.  I think the advice to create something that doesn't exist but that you wish did is a great concept.  But I get skittish about the buzzspeak on "limitless luxe"; that if you Mixed Feelings on Girl Code I was torn about whether to give this book two stars or three, so I split the difference and went with 2.5*.  As suggested in my title, I had mixed feelings on this one.  I am a sucker for "cooperation instead of competition."  I am all for being supportive of others, inspired instead of envious.  I think the advice to create something that doesn't exist but that you wish did is a great concept.  But I get skittish about the buzzspeak on "limitless luxe"; that if you just tap into the abundance of the universe and let that universe know all the awesome stuff you want in your life, that benevolent universe will send it to you.  The "law of attraction" thing.  I haven't read The Secret, but apparently it can be credited/blamed for popularizing this concept.  Here is a quote from the article "‘The Secret’ Law of Attraction Doesn’t Work: Here’s Proof":   One of the most devious aspects of The Secret is that if someone fails to get what they want, The Secret dictates it is the person’s own fault. The Secret also blames cancer patients for manifesting negative energy and therefore causing their own cancer. It is this kind of victim-blaming mentality that makes this way of thinking so dangerous.   In addition to leading people into a destructive state of mind, psychologist Jenna Baddeley says that adopting the Law of Attraction as valid “promotes a relationship between the individual and the world that is akin to a glorified infancy.” She also says that believing that bad things are the fault of the person experiencing them leads people to a decreased state of empathy, since the victim is the one who is blamed for what’s happening to them. That's what troubles me about this philosophy:  if you want things hard enough, you'll get them; if you don't get what you want, you must not have wanted hard enough/the right way, and if bad things happen in your life, you must have attracted those bad things with your bad, bad thoughts.  It also strikes me as an extremely privileged perspective.   The other troubling message I think someone might pick up from this book is that everyone needs to be an entrepreneur.  As if being an employee somewhere is at odds with self-actualization.  And I'm not saying that entrepreneurship can't be a great path, but not everyone should pursue it.  Yes, everyone has a unique perspective and singular skills of their own, but this doesn't translate into running a business for everyone.   And maybe I'm getting old and cranky, but the cutesy hashtag speak makes me cringe:  all the "girlboss" and "mompreneur" type lingo.   Having said all that, I do appreciate the value of establishing support networks, of giving as well as getting support.  And the interviews included do provide some inspiring stories (but why must the author keep asking her interviewees for their "personal mission statement"?).   This audiobook was only three hours and forty-six minutes long, so I expect the text version would be a quick one-sitting read for someone seeking a female-empowerment message.  Maybe pick it up in your library and leaf through a bit to see if this would hold value for you. *I know this doesn't make sense on Goodreads; my Booklikes account is synchronized to auto-post reviews I write there --> GR, and Booklikes has half stars. They get bumped down here! Though really I'm considering knocking my BL rating down to an even ** the more I think about my misgivings....

  6. 4 out of 5

    Tiana Warner

    The overall intent and message is good. Women need to empower each other, to stop competing, to stop feeling jealous when another succeeds. There is plenty of success to go around, and if we support each other's dreams, everyone wins. Awesome. The later chapters on dealing with negativity and jealousy had a few nuggets of wisdom that I will call back to if I ever feel envious of someone else's success, or if I receive negative reviews/feedback. But oh, god, this was such a Basic Bitch book. "You' The overall intent and message is good. Women need to empower each other, to stop competing, to stop feeling jealous when another succeeds. There is plenty of success to go around, and if we support each other's dreams, everyone wins. Awesome. The later chapters on dealing with negativity and jealousy had a few nuggets of wisdom that I will call back to if I ever feel envious of someone else's success, or if I receive negative reviews/feedback. But oh, god, this was such a Basic Bitch book. "You're a strong, independent woman who don't need no man!" So many references to designer handbags, champagne, The Secret, stilettos, manicures, Oprah, Starbucks, and the colour pink. Like, "get out your pink highlighter, this interview is juicy!" and "you gotta pick yourself up by the stilettos!" and "I would bet my Chanel handbag..." and--GMMPH-- sorry, I threw up in my mouth a little. Bottom line: It's worth the read, but prepare yourself for a ridiculous onslaught of girliness. #blessed #psl #inspirationalquote #yoga

  7. 5 out of 5

    Courtney

    There are many, many things to love about this book if you're looking for another book about how to like yourself, talk positively to yourself, trust the universe, and give yourself permission to care for yourself. Unfortunately, timing wise, I think I am over the whole movement of motivational books for women being based solely on social and familial stories, buzz words that are hyper-feminized, and self care tips. I'm ready for the how to books on getting shit done. Tell me how to start my bus There are many, many things to love about this book if you're looking for another book about how to like yourself, talk positively to yourself, trust the universe, and give yourself permission to care for yourself. Unfortunately, timing wise, I think I am over the whole movement of motivational books for women being based solely on social and familial stories, buzz words that are hyper-feminized, and self care tips. I'm ready for the how to books on getting shit done. Tell me how to start my business. Who to talk to, what paper work to fill out, what things to consider in my business plan, how to effectively market myself, tips and tricks for getting started that I might not have otherwise thought about. And a little talk about balance is fine. Balance is important. But come on. The secret to being a successful entrepreneur is not only to love yourself and trust the Universe. That gets you now where in business land. Sure, there is bounty in the universe. But nothing is limitless. The idea of "limitless luxe" and that everything in the universe is there for you if you just let yourself believe you can have it is, simply put, illogical. There is a saturation point in every market and a point at which things become obsolete. Maybe you don't need to believe in so much scarcity that you can't even get started, but believing in infinite abundance of all things... especially the market... is just a recipe for disaster in blind decision making. This view, that positivity and belief will get you everywhere, is not supported in research. Research shows that positive thinking is no better than pessimistic thinking because it isn't necessarily rooted in reality. Positivity is not necessarily related to higher achievement than negaitivity and unrealistic optimism (one that might exist as a result of believing in limitless luxe) is particularly damaging to goal achievement. Realism, rather than optimism or pessimism is the way to go because it leads a person to really focus the challenges before them without giving up or skipping steps. Or so research on achievement suggests. Positive attitudes can make a person happier (which isn't the same as achieving goals). And self-efficacy (your belief in your own abilities) is one of the true factors in resiliency, perseverance, and achievement. We should all focus a little more on self-efficacy. But you don't have to believe in limitless luxe, the law of attraction, or even be an optimist to believe in your own capabilities. The last problem that I had with this book is one of purely preference. To me, both the author and a few of the guest speakers in the book seem to be a bit out of touch with reality for the majority of women who are starting out or even those who have been in business for a while. The book seemed to be highly focused on champagne, wine, Coach bags, designer labels, pedicures and all things affluent and glittery. It seemed to be written for the privileged by the privileged, with few exceptions. Over all, the most enjoyable parts of the book for me were the interviews with Consolee (a genocide survivor fighting for women's rights) and Katie ( a former model who began her own modeling agencey for healthy sized women). These women seemed in touch with the issues of our times. Rape as a war tool and unhealthy body images leading to mental health and eating disorders in young women. These are things that matter to me and inspire me and I will be looking more into these women and their stories and writings where available. If it hasn't been for those two interviews, I likely would have given this book one star.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Lots of inspiration here, and surprisingly positive perspectives on dealing with jealousy and haters. Truly encouraging and a nice, quick read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine LaBine

    So many typos...very repetitive and materialistic.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Evelina Rumenova

    The intent of this book is nice - to empower women and to broaden your mind in order to succeed in life. However, this "book" had no effect on me. It's basically a repetitive talk of how you should love yourself and trust the Universe, and then suddenly all of your dreams will eventually come true.... Well, this doesn't work like that. It is generally true that positive attitude can make you a happier person, yet this doesn't apply to achieving goals. This scribbling contains nothing but clich The intent of this book is nice - to empower women and to broaden your mind in order to succeed in life. However, this "book" had no effect on me. It's basically a repetitive talk of how you should love yourself and trust the Universe, and then suddenly all of your dreams will eventually come true.... Well, this doesn't work like that. It is generally true that positive attitude can make you a happier person, yet this doesn't apply to achieving goals. This scribbling contains nothing but cliché advice. It says nothing about how to get sh*t done. What is more, I couldn't relate to all the luxury, Chanel purses, magazine covers and beauty talk. Plus, all the interviews with those successful ladies were so cheesy.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    This book is rather insulting to women. It's so cheap and feeds into that " all women are merely princesses" bullshit. Telling me to grab my hot pink highlighter and put on my thinking tiara is so silly. I couldn't relate at all, and I tried to get through but it was just not good. Don't even get me started on the constant use of the term "Mompreneur" which once again separates a women's accomplishments from a mans And that it's only impressive because she is a mom. Everything in here could be f This book is rather insulting to women. It's so cheap and feeds into that " all women are merely princesses" bullshit. Telling me to grab my hot pink highlighter and put on my thinking tiara is so silly. I couldn't relate at all, and I tried to get through but it was just not good. Don't even get me started on the constant use of the term "Mompreneur" which once again separates a women's accomplishments from a mans And that it's only impressive because she is a mom. Everything in here could be found on a Pinterest board of SUPER GIRLY inspirational quotes. I give up! I ended up returning to Audible and will be getting something at better instead.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I'm all for the perspective this book enforces, about positivity and support between people, instead of competition. For me though, it seemed to be written for people who struggle with competitive jealousy among their peers in their field, so reading it felt like a bit of a step backwards in that regard. I didn't finish it, but I fully back the message of supporting fellow women on our way to success. I'm all for the perspective this book enforces, about positivity and support between people, instead of competition. For me though, it seemed to be written for people who struggle with competitive jealousy among their peers in their field, so reading it felt like a bit of a step backwards in that regard. I didn't finish it, but I fully back the message of supporting fellow women on our way to success.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Bainbridge

    This was the moment when the perfect book came into my life at exactly the right time! Thank you Cara for sharing your story and introducing us to so many other inspirational women.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Laura Chomiuk

    so badly written and normative to one particular brand of femme women.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Khawlah Alsalem

    A very nice quick read. Lots of inspiration to empower women and to broaden their mindsets in order to succeed in their entrepreneurial journey. If you ever felt alone, grab this book and you’ll find the support you were looking for. No matter where you are in your career, I trust you’re going to get a lot from this book. The Girl Code emphasizes on the idea that women need to empower each other, to stop competing, to stop feeling jealous when another succeeds. There is plenty of success to go ar A very nice quick read. Lots of inspiration to empower women and to broaden their mindsets in order to succeed in their entrepreneurial journey. If you ever felt alone, grab this book and you’ll find the support you were looking for. No matter where you are in your career, I trust you’re going to get a lot from this book. The Girl Code emphasizes on the idea that women need to empower each other, to stop competing, to stop feeling jealous when another succeeds. There is plenty of success to go around, and if we support each other's dreams, everyone wins. How powerful women can be when they stand together, share their support, and empower each other to reach their full potential. The book has around 10 interviews with females entrepreneurs leaves you believing that you can accomplish anything as long as you have the dedication to do so. It’s good to keep this book handy and revisit it whenever you need a boost. It’s meant to be a guide and a true motivation for all women seeking out major changes in their lives. Below are some of the quotes that I genuinely and strongly agree with that Cara had talked about in this book. “You have got to be authentic. What is authenticity? According to Merriam-Webster’s, the word authentic means “real or genuine: not copied or false.” One of the first things you need to think about when creating something for the world is your own unique fingerprint. You do something that nobody else in this world can do. Being authentic is scary for many people. And I get it. When you stop hiding behind a facade of what you think you should be doing, you become vulnerable. When you show your true self, you risk judgment, ridicule, and rejection, among other things. But you also give yourself an opportunity to be loved, accepted, and heard for who you truly are at the core. You give others the opportunity to connect with you and learn something they may not have learned otherwise. And that is an awesome feeling. I believe that being honest and raw with your story is the only way to truly connect with others. If you’re not willing to give your audience all of you, then what’s the point? What is there to gain by being anything but genuine?” I would have given this book 3 stars due to repetition of the same topics and ideas, but as I’ve enjoyed reading it I had to rate it a 4-star book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Driscoll

    I read this because I'm taking my first class in a social entrepreneurship program this coming semester. I really wanted to like it. I was excited to find a book directed specifically towards women who are either already in the field or getting interested in entrepreneurship. Unfortunately though, this book expected a certain shallowness and materialism of women: emphasizing champagne, designer bags, and glitter more so than substantial advice about being a woman in an often male dominated space I read this because I'm taking my first class in a social entrepreneurship program this coming semester. I really wanted to like it. I was excited to find a book directed specifically towards women who are either already in the field or getting interested in entrepreneurship. Unfortunately though, this book expected a certain shallowness and materialism of women: emphasizing champagne, designer bags, and glitter more so than substantial advice about being a woman in an often male dominated space. It also came from an extremely privileged perspective that didn't understand that not everyone has the money, time, and energy to immediately invest in themselves and their dreams, or to "pick themselves up by the stilettos." I'm only giving it the second star because it did have valuable things to say about women supporting other women and having confidence in your own abilities.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Liz Perez

    This book had so much hype in my direct sales company so I bought it as an audio book. While I like the message of women empowering women, it's super vague and kind of an entire book of the author and the people she interviewed humble bragging. Or in some cases not humble bragging. I like self help books to inspire myself in my business but some of the books just aren't feasible for a person who is working a 9-5 or has kids. Yeah, we all have the same 24 hours in a day but not everyone can work This book had so much hype in my direct sales company so I bought it as an audio book. While I like the message of women empowering women, it's super vague and kind of an entire book of the author and the people she interviewed humble bragging. Or in some cases not humble bragging. I like self help books to inspire myself in my business but some of the books just aren't feasible for a person who is working a 9-5 or has kids. Yeah, we all have the same 24 hours in a day but not everyone can work 17 hours of the day.

  18. 4 out of 5

    La Toya S. Krider

    The theme of this book is great, there should definitely be more female entrepreneurs and sometimes those who have that dream need a little nudge to achieve it. But something about the writer’s style that I didn’t love. I also noticed a few typos so maybe that had something to do with it. But I will say that the tricks to being a better “sister-friend” and woman in general were nice.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Uyangategsh Altansukh

    I actually was fairly surprised with how much I like this book considering that I end up disliking many self-development books. I think because the author had sections in which she would have us write down stuff and think about our plans, the book felt like it had more purpose. I listened to the audiobook but at time I felt like the ebook would have been better.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Vaishnavi Kaveeshwar

    I had followed her blog 'The champagne diet' in the past which made me read this book.To my surprise the book had a few helpful tips.However it is written in a monotonous manner while being prejudiced with the stereotype that all the girls like everything pink and Jimmy Choos and LV. I mean Yes. I get the appeal but enough with the materialistic references already. I had followed her blog 'The champagne diet' in the past which made me read this book.To my surprise the book had a few helpful tips.However it is written in a monotonous manner while being prejudiced with the stereotype that all the girls like everything pink and Jimmy Choos and LV. I mean Yes. I get the appeal but enough with the materialistic references already.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shae

    This book has some great info in it. I personally didn't jive with the narration of the information. I am not a super aggressive type of person, and this author is. Kudos to her and her success. I am just a more gentle woman, and felt some of the information was a bit off putting. This book has some great info in it. I personally didn't jive with the narration of the information. I am not a super aggressive type of person, and this author is. Kudos to her and her success. I am just a more gentle woman, and felt some of the information was a bit off putting.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kasey

    This was a quick read with cute anecdotes and a positive message. It’s a nice dose of sugar if you need a pep talk, but largely lacked substance. Enjoy it for what it is.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Catrinel Bianca

    A truly inspirational and empowering writing. Easy but good to have close for great boost! I loved all the interviews and was impressed by the last one.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Maria Petrocco

    Amazingly motivational!! Will reread!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Felisa Wieser

    ❤️ All women should strive to support and encourage one another. We need to lift each other up instead of dragging other down!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Dee Dee

    Another disappointing read for 2018. Perhaps the most disappointing. I had this book in my kindle for so long and although I had other personal development books ready to read this year while I pursue my entrepreneurial goals, I finally decided to give this quick, seemingly empowering read a far shot. The beginning was promising and reinforced my new take on life and interactions with women as far as being supporting and not letting envy stop you from pursuing your goals or wishing bad on your f Another disappointing read for 2018. Perhaps the most disappointing. I had this book in my kindle for so long and although I had other personal development books ready to read this year while I pursue my entrepreneurial goals, I finally decided to give this quick, seemingly empowering read a far shot. The beginning was promising and reinforced my new take on life and interactions with women as far as being supporting and not letting envy stop you from pursuing your goals or wishing bad on your fellow woman. It’s a way I want to conduct myself in life so I really got behind that. The book quickly got on my nerves with the over decorated hyper feminine language and over using words like dazzle, sparkle, fabulous, hot pink, glamorous, you get the idea. Pretty much anything that was stereotypically feminine. “Put your best foot forward and make sure they look good”. Not the exact quote but you get the idea. The book was so sprinkled and “sparkled” with this annoying verbiage, I had a hard time appreciating the useful gems within the book. I looked up the author and realized that this type of talk is totally on brand for her and although I realize it has made her a success, this book and this approach to success is simply not for me.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I really enjoyed this book. It was direct and many of the messages in it really hit home being an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Some themes that really struck me: friend and family rejection, friendships, life experiences, compassion, jealousy and understanding empowered women, empower women---finding those women to be part of your life. It was a quick easy read, and I took so many notes that I plan to expand on. Great read if you want to be empowered to look inside yourself and see that you a I really enjoyed this book. It was direct and many of the messages in it really hit home being an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Some themes that really struck me: friend and family rejection, friendships, life experiences, compassion, jealousy and understanding empowered women, empower women---finding those women to be part of your life. It was a quick easy read, and I took so many notes that I plan to expand on. Great read if you want to be empowered to look inside yourself and see that you are amazing and enough ---just the way you are.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marilyn Jess

    A must for any woman who wants a shot of confidence. This book was recommended somewhere I was reading about women's entrepreneurship. You do not have to be an entrepreneur, or even working now (I am retired) to get a ton of motivation from it. Cara Leyba is now on my radar as an influencer to watch. Glad I found this book--and I recommend it highly. A must for any woman who wants a shot of confidence. This book was recommended somewhere I was reading about women's entrepreneurship. You do not have to be an entrepreneur, or even working now (I am retired) to get a ton of motivation from it. Cara Leyba is now on my radar as an influencer to watch. Glad I found this book--and I recommend it highly.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tine Putzeys

    First: this could have been a blog post... Too little actionable content, too repetitive. Second: while I agree with the idea that women should be supportive of each other, this book has given me no desire to interact more with my gendermates. I don't feel any connection to women that seem to only talk about lash extensions and Chanel purses or that think 'selfcare' can only be achieved through bubble baths and new haircuts. I don't want to yuk their yum, but couldn't there at least have been ONE First: this could have been a blog post... Too little actionable content, too repetitive. Second: while I agree with the idea that women should be supportive of each other, this book has given me no desire to interact more with my gendermates. I don't feel any connection to women that seem to only talk about lash extensions and Chanel purses or that think 'selfcare' can only be achieved through bubble baths and new haircuts. I don't want to yuk their yum, but couldn't there at least have been ONE woman in the book who doesn't fit the glittery pink stereotype? I wish the ladies profiled all the power and luck in their business, but I now urgently need to go read something that is not an infomercial for luxury products.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I might have liked this book more if I hadn't purchased the audio book version which was voiced by a woman I could not connect with. The book was also written with women in mind, but aimed at wine drinking, Christian Louboutin wearing, mini skirt romping, diamond blinging ladies while I'm more of a Vans, jeans, band shirt, blazer, and diamonds kinda gal. ;) The book had a certain tone about it that didn't jive with me, which left me disappointed as I was originally quite excited to give it a read I might have liked this book more if I hadn't purchased the audio book version which was voiced by a woman I could not connect with. The book was also written with women in mind, but aimed at wine drinking, Christian Louboutin wearing, mini skirt romping, diamond blinging ladies while I'm more of a Vans, jeans, band shirt, blazer, and diamonds kinda gal. ;) The book had a certain tone about it that didn't jive with me, which left me disappointed as I was originally quite excited to give it a read. I'm sure the underlying messages are useful and might appeal more to women that align with the authors audience more.

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