Influence Of Oprah Winfrey

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The Influential Power of Oprah Winfrey. “Think like a queen, a queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” Oprah Winfrey let the world know that when one fails at something, he/she can always keep trying till he/she gets it right. Being a victim to some negative situations in life did not stop her from being who she is today. Oprah has an outstanding personality and she serves as a role model to so many people. Even though Oprah Winfrey publicly criticizes overweight women including herself, she has a positive influence on the society because she is a great leader, she has impacted the society through the media, television and movies and her philanthropic efforts have gone a long way to help a lot of people.…show more content…
Through her private charity, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, she has awarded hundreds of grants to organizations that support the education and empowerment of women, children and families in the United States and around the world. Amongst her various philanthropic efforts, she has contributed millions of dollars towards providing a better education for the poor and needy but intelligent kids who have no means of education. She has also developed schools to educate thousands of underserved children internationally and created "The Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program," which gives scholarships to students determined to use their education to give back to their communities in the United States and abroad. Oprah 's commitment to children also led her to initiate the National Child Protection Act in 1991, when she testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to establish a national database of convicted child abusers. On December 20, 1993, President Clinton signed the national "Oprah Bill" into law (Associated Press).
Oprah is a role model and so many women look up to her. This means that she is supposed to lead by example but she sees herself as overweight and this makes some fat women feel uncomfortable about their bodies. Despite this, she still stands out as a great leader, a great entertainer and a great philanthropist; thus she has a positive influence on the

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