On March 26th, 2011, the New York Times published a post on the “You are the Boss” blog titled “Three New Books Highlight Female Entrepreneurship.”

Gayle Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana tells the story of female entrepreneurship in Afghanistan under Taliban rule in the 1990s. Erin Albert’s Single. Women. Entrepreneurs. profiles unmarried (single, divorced or widowed) women who have started their own business and narrates some lessons they derived from their journeys. Mary Godwyn and Donna Stoddard wrote Minority Women Entrepreneurs to, per the article, “highlight the accomplishments of female business owners.”

All books shed light on social entrepreneurship, women’s initiatives and the unique challenges women across the world have overcome in their professional journeys. If you have other favorite books in this genre, do share them with us in the comments!