"I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group of women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It’s almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all —and you can, too" - Cara Alwill Leyba, author and master life coach
"There is no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let’s start sharing what we’ve learned to make each other better. Let’s start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world."
At Lionesses of Africa, we believe there is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other, and author and master life coach, Cara Alwill Leyba believes this too. In her wonderful new book, Girl Code, she explains what can positively happen in our lives when as women entrepreneurs, we lose the facades, we cut the bullsh*t, and we truly have each others backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and share what works.
"Women-owned businesses have increased by a staggering 68% since 1997 with more than 9.1 million of those businesses operating in 2014. That number is huge! Not only should it prove that we are seriously killing it, but is shows us that success as a female entrepreneur is truly limitless."
Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, “side hustlers” (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. This book will not teach you how to build a multimillion dollar business. It won’t teach you about systems or operational processes. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your “why,” eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that’s what life and business is all about.
About the Author
"Technology and social media have made entrepreneurship more accessible than ever, and women are heeding the call. We’re building brands, creating companies, and designing lives for ourselves that allow us freedom and creativity; two major components of success according to female entrepreneurs around the world."
Cara Alwill Leyba is an Author and Master Life Coach from New York City who encourages women to create a "Champagne Life" that entails living effervescently, celebrating themselves every day, and making their happiness a priority. She runs an international boutique coaching practice where she works with burnt-out women who know they are meant for more. Through loving guidance, support and an expert perspective, Cara empowers women to challenge their fears and create a lifestyle and career that feels authentic, vibrant, and inspiring.
To date, Cara has helped her clients pursue their passions and develop the confidence to get what they deserve in their careers and their lives. Her clients have published books, launched businesses, received promotions, created their dream jobs, and mastered a work/life balance all while coaching with Cara.
Her unique approach to personal development has attracted hundreds of women to attend her workshops and her private coaching programs. She is often sought out by the media to help women challenge their fears and create their best lives and has been featured in Glamour, Shape, Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, Marie Claire, MSN.com and The Daily Mail to name a few as well as on local broadcast programs including nationally syndicated BetterTV, Good Day Chicago on WFLD-TV, Good Day Austin on KTBC-TV, FOX 45 Baltimore on WBFF-TV, CT Style on WTNH-TV, Oklahoma Live on KSBI-TV and The Women Recharged Network.
Why LoA loves it….
Girl Code is a great read for women with an entrepreneurial spirit approach to life and business written by someone who just walks her talk. She is transparent with her struggles, but shows how by embracing herself as she is, she was able to follow her dreams while hustling in a fun and feminine way. Plus, sharing the stories of other great women that she has met on her path demonstrates that collaboration and community trump competition any day. This is definitely a must read for any woman wanting to be her authentic self and make dreams happen! Cara talks about the things we want to discuss but can sometimes be too shy (or stubborn) to admit we are dealing with. Things like jealousy, burn out, treating yourself like a woman before a businesswoman, and the idea that there's enough success for all of us! --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa