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From the woman who has built an empire of badass female entrepreneurs comes the long-awaited sequel to Girl Code.

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From the woman who has built an empire of badass female entrepreneurs comes the long-awaited sequel to Girl Code.

Cara Alwill Leyba’s riveting voice and kinship with her audience drove the self-published success of Girl Code, a book that encouraged women to support each other in the business community. Now her many fans are ready to take the next step: building sustainable confidence from the ground up. 

Most women who are insecure look for the equivalent of a sugar rush, such as telling themselves they’re better than other people or changing the way they look. But those tricks won’t protect them from losing confidence in the future. Neither will simply being outspoken and aggressive, if those traits aren’t authentic. 

Leyba has three simple but provocative arguments. First, confidence doesn’t come from “winning” — it comes comes from ignoring the success narratives we absorb from magazines and movies. Second, the impressions people make on others depend on their personalities, not their looks–so there’s no reason to use the word “ugly,” ever. Finally, the foundation of confidence comes from “audacious auditing,” Leyba’s term for identifying toxic people and habits and getting rid of them.

Written in her chatty, older-sister voice, and full of revealing stories from every stage of Cara’s life, Like She Owns The Place will help readers rewire their minds to be more confident. Take it from the woman who quit her job at MTV, dyed her hair pink, and made herself a bestselling author — there’s a path becoming stronger and happier.

"Urgent, powerful, and generous, this book gives you a chance to pick yourself. Cara spares us empty reassurance and offers something much more valuable: useful truth, and a plan for finding the confidence you deserve."

— Seth Godin, author of Linchpin


“The second I started reading this book, I felt like Cara was a best friend who totally understood me. Her stories of what it looked and felt like to step into her authentic truth had me literally feeling more confident the very next day. If you see your future self as a woman who is changing the game, get this book and read it now.”

— Lori Harder, founder of The Bliss Project and author of A Tribe Called Bliss




Cara Alwill Leyba is a best selling author and master life coach who encourages women to live their most effervescent lives, celebrate themselves every day, and make their happiness a priority. Over 2.5 million listeners worldwide tune in to her podcast Style Your Mind each week for powerful conversations and a mega dose of inspiration.

Cara’s glamorous approach to self-help has attracted thousands of women to attend her workshops and events around the country. She has been featured in Glamour, Shape,, Success, Cosmo, Marie Claire, and many others.

As a social influencer, Cara reaches her following of over 100,000 fans across all her social media platforms and inspires them daily with lifestyle tips, mindset advice, business strategies, and does it all with a chic and fashionable flair. Cara has collaborated with Macy’s, Kate Spade, SoulCycle, and others.

Check out all of Cara’s books on Amazon.

Follow her on  Instagram for daily inspiration.

Subscribe to her top-rated podcast, Style Your Mind, on iTunes and Stitcher.