3 books to inspire women in leadership


International Women's Day has passed for another year and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight three inspirational reads for women in leadership, by women in leadership.

Each of these books encourages us to look ahead to a new era of leadership that embraces empathy, kindness and flexibility, as well as offering other alternatives to the outdated and inadequate ‘alpha’ or ‘hero’ leadership style.


Leader by Design
by Colleen Callander

The fascinating true story of former Sportsgirl CEO Colleen Callander’s rise to the top aims to inspire a new era of leadership - one that leads with kindness, trust and authenticity and one that has more women at the helm.

You Don't Need an MBA by Alicia McKay

Endorsed by Seth Godin, this ground-breaking book from leadership expert Alicia McKay encourages you to focus on the things they don’t teach you at business school and reveals the five skills every strategic leader needs.

Quietly Powerful by Megumi Miki

Winner of Best Leadership Book at the 2020 Australian Business Book Awards, this book challenges quiet professionals to reframe the story they tell themselves about their leadership potential – and encourages organisations to expand their ideas about what good leadership looks, sounds and feels like.