Women’s History Month Spotlight: Oprah Winfrey


This week we celebrate one of America’s most powerful women in business and entertainment. Often referred to as the “Queen of Media” she discovered a knack for public speaking and debate while attending high school. This earned her a part-time job in radio and, later, a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Her long-running Oprah Winfrey Show was the highest-rated television talk show in U.S. history.

The media mogul overcame a rough childhood. She was raised on a farm in one of America’s poorest communities. A survivor of serial abuse and rape, she became an advocate and voice for women who have experienced abuse everywhere. She is considered the greatest African American Philanthropist, making substantial contributions to women’s’ causes and international efforts.

In fall 2016, she's worked on back-to-back roles on the biopic 'The Immortal Life of Henfrietta Lacks' and 'A Wrinkle In Time,' a novel adaptation. Ratings at the Oprah Winfrey Network continue to climb. The June premiere of megachurch drama "Greenleaf" was the network's most-watched debut, with 3.04 million viewers. Her long and successful history as an actress, producer, and media proprietor, as well as her philanthropic work ,make her an inspiration to women in business and media everywhere.