In the Company of Women


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Sometimes you come across a book and instantly know, that you have to share it with your girl friends. You just cannot keep this to yourself. I never had that thought when it comes to business books though. They usually don’t have fun insights and that specific grip to it. That vibe, that makes it impossible for me to stop reading.


What if you get business advice served from a female point of view? From women with all kinds of different backgrounds in various professions?!


That’s what you get when you pick up In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney also known as founder of Design*Sponge.


“I loved the ways business books for women were happening, but they seemed to be telling the same story of a thin, white, relatively wealthy straight woman over and over again,” Bonney told “At a certain point, I realized we were really missing out by not hearing more voices, and more voices in their own words.”


That interview quote pretty much sums up what I love so much about this book. Different women from different paths of life. Women of different age and with different backgrounds. Women who share their stories and honest advice and nothing but love for each other! How’s that for some Friday inspiration?!

In the Company of Women - My Galentine's Gift |

In the Company of Women - My Galentine's Gift | Spunkyrella.comWith Galentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought, why not share my love for this book with one of my lovely readers! Are you interested in getting your hands on this gem? Make sure to comment below and tell us: What’s the best advice a woman ever gave you? Also feel free to name one female you look up to and why so!


The giveaway is open internationally and ends one week from now on February 17th, midnight Vienna time (CET). Don’t forget to use a valid email address. The winner will be chosen by me and notified the day after via email and on Instagram.| CLOSED!

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(Images and quotes courtesy of Grace Bonney)



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    1. I can relate but it’s quite the opposite. Many of the featured women had quite humble beginnings and are still not where they want to be. It’s about different mindsets, different paths, different goals and synergies! If you feel like it, participate in the giveaway and who knows?! Good luck :)

      1. Really you’re right, who knows :) So: I look up to mum because she is a fierce learner – she taught herself English and now Chinese and she became a non-traditional practitioner all by herself and now has a practice. Also she gave me the advice to always do what makes me happy and stands behind every decision I make.

  1. Danke für das tolle Giveaway! Das Buch klingt wirklich super inspirierend :)

    Einer meiner Lieblingstipps (den hab ich aus einem Bewerbungscoaching mit anderen Informatikerinnen und war da bezogen auf andere Programmiersprachen… ich finde aber, das ist viel universeller einsetzbar): “Ich kann das” sagen, “Ich kann das lernen” denken.

    Alles Liebe,

    1. Du hast so recht, Katja! Danke fürs Teilen! Ich ertappe mich selbst oft dabei, dass ich total frustriert bin, wenn ich irgendwas nicht gleich verstehe (oftmals blogtechnische Dinge), aber es ist wahr, wenn man Geduld behält und sich selbst gut zuspricht, klappt das auch!

  2. This is definitely a book I need to read! That ALL people should read! Today, the person I’m looking up to is Senator Elizabeth Warren. Unfortunately, she was told to be quiet during a recent senate meeting because she wanted to speak about one of the men who is a racist, sexist jerk. Now she’s using the hashtag #ShePersisted because she said she will no longer be quiet! She’s amazing!

  3. I don’t want to participate in your giveaway because I already have the book – and I like it very much! I grew up with my mom telling me that everything was possible for me as long as I really wanted it and went for it. And I think that has helped me a lot in achieving everything I have.