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“Collectively, we [women] do possess the power to be each other’s answer, when we join in alliance, and actualize the brilliant potential that’s just itching to rise within each of us.”

“Lesley Michaels celebrates women with grit, humor, and love. She is the unicorn that she mentions in On the Shoulders of Mighty Women, and we are all better off for her magic.”

– Betsy Gaines Quammen, PhD, Bestselling Author of American Zion



“Building alliances, leaning into resilience and finding true empowerment are just a few of the monumental topics tackled in On the Shoulders of Mighty Women. A must read!”

– Adam Markel, Bestselling Author of Change Proof


Early Praise

On the Shoulders of Mighty Women:

“It is our time to rise and be loud, be bold, to be unapologetic in our demand for benevolent, equality, and equity in the lives of each person.

“Everything Lesley Michaels writes about being a woman is fascinating and enlightening. For instance, did you know the measurable economic value of gender diversity? As Michaels points  out, companies in the top quartile for gender diversity outperform their competitors by 15%.

On the Shoulders of Mighty Women encourages all women to be all they can be.  It’s a step-by-step guide, full of encouraging stories and abundant opportunities for self-assessment and self-transcendence.  The value of this book is beyond price.”

Mitzi Perdue, author of Relentless, The Biography of the Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author, Mark Victor Hansen.  

On the Shoulders of Mighty Women:

“As greater numbers of women begin practicing unapologetic self-appreciation, this will heal the old wounds and fuel a new vibrancy for life.”

On the Shoulders of Mighty Women is a provocative, gutsy call to women to set down all lingering ideas of smallness and stand as the ‘Mighty Women’ they truly are.” 

Precious Williams, Bestselling Author of The Pitch Queen, A Woman’s Journey From Poverty to Purpose & Profits

“Lesley Michaels, author of On the Shoulders of Mighty Women, addresses the timely and complex issues around diversity with understanding and nuance.”

Janine Hamner Holman, CEO J&J Consulting Group, Founder DEIBPA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Professionals Association)