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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Aug 3, 2022

Books That Make You Become a Warrior for Equality

Trailblazing women before us created spaces for us all, gave us opportunities they could never reach themselves. In author Lesley Michaels words, their philosophical legacy is simple: create your own space and own it. Own and celebrate your womanhood.

Michaels’ “On the Shoulders of Mighty Women” is a modern feminist’s guide to a diverse and equitable world, in which she takes the reader on explorations of life, womanhood, feminism, and the sometimes tumultuous collisions of all three as women struggle to hold up more than half the world.

Her ethos was shaped by her audacious paternal grandmother, a savvy businesswoman and First Wave feminist. Coming of age during Second Wave feminism, Michaels was later one of the first women to break through the glass ceiling in the “old boy” industry of oil and gas.

Having since become a leader in the coaching industry, she has since mentored Fortune 500 C-Suite executives. Today, she creates virtual programs on topics ranging from “Building Strategic Alliances of Women” to “Discovering Personal Freedom Through Self-Trust” to She hosts the weekly podcast, “Women We Should Know”.

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