strong female lead by arwa mahdawi

arwa mahdawi has had a column in the guardian for few years now, and i always have enjoyed reading it. so, when she wrote a book, it immediately went on my to-read list.

but even if you never heard about arwa before, trust me, this book is worth your attention.

“strong female lead” is a non-fiction that examines and challenges mainstream assumptions about leadership. this is not another book that tells you to try harder or emulate your middle-aged male boss, but it’s not all touchy-feely and happy-clappy, if you allow me this colloquialisms.

arwa’s style is easy to read, to comprehenend, and to digest. it strikes the balance between being approachable and having hard evidence for the claims made.

on my five point scale, “strong female lead” gets full marks, and i wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to become a better leader, no conditions applied. you don’t have to be a woman to find this book useful.