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8 Powerful Quotes From Success Books By Women

AMPERSAND E-tabloid ISSUE #001

We all need role models in our lives. And if you are a budding female writer wanting to get published, coming across quotes from success books written by women can be very thought-provoking and life-changing. It’s a case of “Hey, if she can do it, so can I!”

International Women’s Month is held every March of the year. So Caret Publishing dedicates its first-ever issue of Ampersand—a free publication for niche non-fiction authors—to all women non-fiction writers.

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For context, the number of men and women authors have virtually evened out according to the latest studies. That said, in the non-fiction category, the men still greatly outnumber their women counterparts. While non-fiction is a very broad category, it’s worth noting that business books in particular have ranked as the second biggest non-fiction subcategory. That’s only behind religious texts.

About that, CEO women are still outnumbered by their male counterparts around the world, at 5.4 percent globally. This direct correlation could infer that the lack of penetration in the subcategory is due to the smaller number of CEO women who could be writing about their expertise. But on the flip side, it could suggest that there could be more female CEOs if there are more female-authored business or success books out there for their consumption.


Success books are any non-fiction works that aim to empower and inspire readers in their chosen fields. It is not restricted to wellness or self-help, but can also be found in the genres of autobiography, memoir, business, and hobbies.

Powerful Thought BOOKS By WOMEN

We believe in the power of information that books naturally possess. If more individuals from underrepresented groups wrote success books, they could make the world more equal. So without further ado, here are eight powerful lines from success books authored by women:

“8 Powerful Quotes from Success Books Written by Women,” featuring Jane McGonigal, Sheryl Sandberg, Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Carol Dweck, Brene Brown, Herminia Ibarra, Maria Konnikova, Anne-Marie Slaughter


It’s been proven that if you give women equal space in male-dominated categories, there’s an overall positive effect on the economy. Areas such as politics and sports, as well as a level the access to education, labour, and legal rights and protection. So if we apply that to literary works covering topics objectively based on data gathered from research and expertise—in other words, non-fiction literature—having more female authors is likely to create positive growth in the industry.


Founded by the editors of Caret Publishing, Ampersand  is a free monthly digital tabloid that aims to provide useful dispatches for the further development and diversification of niche non-fiction. Stay tuned as we expand the publication in the coming months with how-tos, interviews, features, and opinion pieces. If you have any suggested topics you would like us to tackle, do not hesitate to email us at [email protected].

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