I have been a fan of Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge blog for years and I am not quite sure how I missed that she’d created a book, In the company of women. It’s all the good things!
I requested it from the library but it’s one of those books worth buying.
Plus, random fact: her partner co-wrote one of my favourite cookbooks, so we’re practically buddies right?!
Here’s what she says about her book:
Across the globe, women are embracing the entrepreneurial spirit and overcoming adversity to start their own creative businesses. , Grace Bonney’s new book, features interviews and portraits of 100 of these exceptional leaders across a diverse range of races, ages, backgrounds, and industries. There are young media titans and mother-daughter fashion houses, hoteliers and ceramicists, tattoo artists and architects. Each inspiring interview is accompanied by lush, original photographs of the women in their workspaces—and together, the women’s stories paint a beautiful picture of what female entrepreneurs can achieve if they work hard and support one another. Chock-full of practical, empowering advice for the next generation of entrepreneurs and makers, these interviews offer insights into what success really means, overcoming obstacles, staying true to yourself, and so much more.
I am totally inspired by real-life stories about the success, challenges and outlooks of other women at the moment. The last Rad Reading post was on 200 Women.