Find Books, Podcasts, and Experts Recommended by Our Community Members

As part of Let Her Speak’s mission to bring more visibility, support, resources, and opportunities to ALL aspiring female leaders one-woman-at-a-time, we have accumulated a list of books, podcasts, and community experts. Each resource on this page was either recommended by our community or is a woman we have personally worked with and admire.

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Take a look at a few of our favorite reads that have been recommended by our staff and community members:

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire

by Jen Hatmaker

No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.

Fear is My Homeboy

by Judi Holler

This is a book for people who believe that they deserve more. Holler focuses on helping the reader shut down self-doubt so they can start taking action.

Do Less

by Kate Northrup

As opposed to focusing on “fitting it all in,” time management, and leaning in, as so many books geared at ambitious women do, this book embraces the notion that through doing less women can have–and be–more.

Women Who Run with the Wolves

by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Through the stories and commentaries in this remarkable book, we retrieve, examine, love, and understand the Wild Woman and hold her against our deep psyches as one who is both magic and medicine.

Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Kimmerer brings lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.

A Woman of No Importance

by Sonia Purnell

Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall–an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. A Woman of No Importance is the breathtaking story of how one woman’s fierce persistence helped win the war.

You Are A Badass

by Jen Sincero

The #1 New York Times Bestseller You Are A Badass is the self-help book for people who desperately want to improve their lives but don’t want to get busted doing it. By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

We Should All Be Millionaires

by Rachel Rodgers

Are you ready to fill your life with more peace, power, and joy? We Should All Be Millionaires details a realistic, achievable, step-by-step path to creating the support, confidence, and plan you need to own your success and become the millionaire the world needs you to be.

Try Softer

by Aundi Kolber

In the wise and soulful tradition of teachers like Shauna Niequist and Brene Brown, therapist Aundi Kolber debuts with Try Softer, helping us align our mind, body, and soul to live the life God created for us.

The Woman’s Hour

by Elaine F. Weiss

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political victories in American history: the down and dirty campaign to get the last state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote.

When to Walk Away

by Gary L. Thomas

Your life’s calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people and live true to your God-given purpose.

The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell

This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Rising Strong

by Brené Brown

Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

“A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.”

Lisa Kleypas


Who doesn’t love a good podcast? This is a list of our favorites including several podcasters from our community:

Freedom from Empty

Booth Andrews

The Freedom From Empty Podcast is a safe space to talk about hard things, heal our pain, and practice thriving.

IX at 50

Dr. Sarah Hillyer

IX at 50: The Lady Vols Experience is an oral history that celebrates the work of legendary UT Coach Pat Summitt and the UT Women’s Athletics family in working towards greater equality for all women and girls, no matter where they were born.

Therapy for Black Girls

Joy Harden Bradford, Ph.D

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

Black Feminist Rants

LaKia Williams

The podcast centers Black women and covers topics within the Reproductive Justice framework and beyond including: abortion access and storytelling, sex work, youth activism, and more.


Jenny Kaplan

Thinking back to our history classes growing up, we had one question: Where the ladies at? Enter, Womanica. In just 5 minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history. On Wonder Media Network’s award-winning podcast, we’re telling the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should.

Dear White Women

Misasha Suzuki Graham and Sara Blanchard

Weekly episodes include interviews of people whose stories you might not often listen to; deep dives into history, psychology, and current events to explain why we are where we are as a country; and actions that you take right now to make change in your spheres.

Women at Work

Amy Bernstein, Amy Gallo, and Emily Caulfield

Women face gender discrimination throughout our careers. It doesn’t have to derail our ambitions — but how do we prepare to deal with it? There’s no workplace orientation session about narrowing the wage gap, standing up to interrupting male colleagues, or taking on many other issues we encounter at work. 

Unlocking Us

Brené Brown

Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.

Making Sense

Sam Harris

Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events.

For The Love

Jen Hatmaker

New York Times Bestselling author Jen Hatmaker’s life’s work is to lead and serve women as they genuinely show up for their own lives. In these conversations we need not fear the truth, or hard questions, or spiritual curiosity, or challenging unjust systems; that is literally why we are here, and we’re so glad you’ve joined us. 

The Hey Girl Podcast

Alex Elle

THGP unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.

She Makes Money Moves

Samantha Barry

Hosted by Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, She Makes Money Moves shares intimate, unscripted stories from women across the country along with advice from financial experts to help guide these women—and women everywhere—forward.

“Words actually matter. They’re significant, they can transform and open up our imagination.”

Ayo Tometi


Check out these entrepreneurs, mentors, founders, coaches, and experts from our very own Let Her Speak community: 

Dr. Angelique Adams

Executive Coach to Scientists and Engineers

I help scientists and engineers become well-respected, well-paid leaders without sacrificing the values, relationships, and projects they care about most.

Rosalyn Gist Porter

Founder of Better Speaking Skills

I help professionals boost their effectiveness, their sales, their personal brand, and their career.

Sarah Blanchard & Misasha Suzuki Graham

Hosts of the Dear White Women Podcast

We inspire more White people to action by focusing on intersectionality, through our virtual webinars at schools, law firms, companies, and more.

Booth Andrews

Founder & CEO of The Booth Andrews Company

I help build individual and organizational well-being for sustainability and impact.

Regina Bonds

The Confidence Coach

She challenges women to use their confidence to improve, enhance, and ultimately elevate their lives. Regina has worked with women around the world helping them to recognize their value, find their voice, and clarify their path through the power of her confidence formula. She is a change agent, spiritual catalyst, and a confidence accelerator to many. Regina is a sought-after speaker, mentor, and expert to those that are tired of living mediocre lives and ready to live in the realm of unstoppable confidence.

Leslie Beale

CEO & Founder of Profusion Strategies

I coach ambitious professionals who want to thrive at work and beyond. My clients learn to build a mindset primed for success, set the priorities that matter most to them, and take their performance to the next level, so they can finally build the life and career they’ve always wanted.

Dia Bondi

Founder & Catalyst of Dia Bondi Communications

She helps high-performance professionals speak with power and purpose at crucial communications moments to amplify their impact and reach their goals faster.

Maria Ross

Founder of Red Slice

As a brand strategist, author, speaker, podcast host, and actress, she brings out the features that make your company completely irresistible—so you can delight your customers, accelerate sales and impact, and stand out from the crowd.

Daje James

Owner & Chief Brand Strategist of Founding Space

Daje James is a writer, storyteller, flower essence practitioner, strategist, and space holder for wild-hearted leaders and creative entrepreneurs.

Heather Hiscox

Founder & CEO of Pause for Change

Disruptor, leader, innovator, social entrepreneur, national speaker, coach, mentor, lifelong learner with a passion for enabling organizations to elevate their missions and social impact. Pursuer and creator of innovative strategies outside the traditional scope of social change. Lean Innovation, Design Thinking, and Lean Startup leader and educator, startup community enthusiast, and champion of diversity within social impact and entrepreneurship.

Kim Stephens

Founder of InclusiveThinking

Her desire is to share the expertise she learned developing IBM’s diversity & inclusion strategy with other companies. Kim feels her entire career and life experiences have led up to her branching out on her own to share her knowledge about diversity and inclusion with others.