In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we asked Superfeet employee-owners to share their favorite inspirational books by female authors.
Add one of these empowering stories to your nightstand stack or tuck in your bag to inspire your next big adventure.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
“I believe in the power of female friendships and Michelle Obama has always held her female friends close. It takes a village to do all sorts of things, not just raise a family. And there is nothing a village of like-minded women can't succeed in doing.” — Hope, Superfeet Sales Rep.
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
“West with the Night is an inspiring autobiography of the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from East to West. From her growing up years in East Africa to an adult life as a horse trainer and bush pilot she continued to push the boundaries of what a woman could do at that point in our world's history. This is an old book, originally published in 1942, but it is still easily readable and entertaining in addition to being inspirational.”— Eric, Superfeet Project Coordinator
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
“If you liked the book Educated chances are you will like this one too. The Glass Castle is an inspiring true story that shows how even if the circumstances are against you, you can still find a way out and make something of yourself. The Walls are a deeply dysfunctional family with a severely alcoholic father and an irresponsible dreamer of a mother. The poverty and experiences the Wall children grow up with is gut wrenching. Yet through it all, Jeannette and her siblings emerge as responsible successful adults in overwhelmingly difficult circumstances. I was mesmerized by this book from start to finish." — Amy, Superfeet Brand Marketing Manager
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
"This book made me feel so many things. It empowered to be unapologetically me and to bring my full self to the table. It made me open my eyes to so many things that I never thought of before. To sum up this book in one word: Empowered." — Heather, Superfeet Social Media Coordinator
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
“This book is a young girl's coming-of-age story set deep in the marshes of North Carolina as well as a gripping mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. The author weaves two timelines together to tell a stunning story of isolation, romance, mystery, and the beauty of the natural world.” — Hannah, Superfeet Graphic Designer
Whether shopping for books in-person or online, we encourage you to support your locally-owned, independent bookstore. Find a bookstore near you and direct proceeds from your online purchase to that store at Bookshop.org.