Entrepreneurship was once considered to be male dominant. However, gender diversity in leadership roles has increased in popularity and now more women are starting to own companies. There are some wise entrepreneurship ideas developed and practiced by women, which can inspire any individual in many ways. Below are our most recommended books:

  1. Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success
    by Angela Duckworth

Grit is the key to entrepreneurial success. The people who ‘make it’ may not have the brightest talent or most resources, but they are required to have focused persistence. These people continually work toward their goal and make incremental improvements day after day. This is what Grit is all about. Angela Duckworth, who is a pioneering psychologist, shares a great story about the winding path of the daughter of a scientist, who considered herself lacking in intelligence. She concluded that what drives success is not being a genius, but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance.


  1. The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know
    by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

Women today are well educated and qualified yet men still dominate in the workplace. The confidence code suggests that self-confidence is a major factor that drives an entrepreneur to great success. There are many behaviors related to confidence that we need to stress less over, such as over-preparation and excessive consulting, before action would limit our gain in entrepreneurship.


  1. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Pressure can sometimes push us to keep working and improving, but when it turns to fear, it limits our creativity and our ability to handle difficulties. Gilbert teaches us how to embrace our curiosity and let the needless fear go. Whether you are finding a solution for your business or you simply want to deal with life problems, Big Magic will be an essential read for you.

We completely understand that entrepreneurship would never be an easy way to go, so let’s read and equip ourselves.

In addition, CentreO is always here to help you. Please contact us at to get further information on how to get one step closer to becoming a successful entrepreneur in Hong Kong.

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