Many of the biggest names in business, tech, and entertainment put some of their success down to treasured books.

By The Book, put together by business tech firm Sage UK, looks at the work that inspired some of the most successful and powerful business leaders and entrepreneurs in the world.

Using the information from the firm, we've pulled together a list of the books that have inspired influential women.

From Beyoncé to Arianna Huffington, see what books you should be reading to ignite your ambition below.

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