Host of Women You Should Know podcast, Lesley Michaels, joins me to share her wisdom on feminism, empowering women, and grabbing hold of personal freedom. Her latest book, On the Shoulders of Mighty Women, is a read you won’t want to miss. Learn more about Lesley below and check out the latest episode HERE.
EXPERTISE: EQUITY WARRIOR, SPEAKER, ENTREPRENEUR, TRANSFORMATIONAL COACH
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She was later one of the first women to break through the glass ceiling in the “old boy” industry of oil and gas. The ruthless competitiveness of the women she encountered in the corporate world was shocking and emotionally fracturing. The foreignness of their approach to other women after spending years among committed feminists convinced Lesley to abandon the corporate world. Shortly after, she was infected by a latent entrepreneurial spirit. Over the following years, Lesley developed and sold several small businesses. Ownership gave her the refreshing freedom to choose how the company would be shaped. In each case, her staff was a multicultural representation of women.
During this same period, she became a leader in the coaching industry. Lesley has mentored Fortune 500 C-Suite executives, individuals within the financially privileged sector, and celebrities. A lifelong dedicated student of human behavior, Lesley observed that the level of distress still experienced by women in corporate hemispheres is causing many to walk away. They are losing their dream, and both industry and the world are losing leaders of tremendous merit. Developing practical solutions to pull back the veil of this dirty little secret ignited Lesley’s commitment to https://lesleymichaels.com/
Throughout the years that followed her time in New York, Lesley was a dedicated voice for bringing attention to the challenges, dehumanization, and legalized inequities delivered upon members of marginalized communities. Consequently, the additional burden created by Intersectional Feminism, as coined by Kimberle’ Crenshaw, was immediately apparent to her.
Lesley’s body of unique life experiences has provided her with a first-hand understanding of the daily struggles faced by women of every race, culture, and sexual orientation. On the Shoulders of Mighty Women is a tribute to the power and grace of those who came before and the ones who will follow, the warriors and the fallen. This book is one more way Lesley found to amplify the voice, energy, experience-based understandings, and compassion of women fighting for equality, diversity, equity and
Lesley currently lives in Taos, NM, where she facilitates virtual programs on topics ranging from Discovering Personal Freedom Through Self-Trust to Building Strategic Alliances of Women. She also hosts the weekly podcast; https://