“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” ~ Oprah Winfrey, Founder of the Naked Heart Foundation

Summary: Rising from poverty to become the first African-American woman billionaire, Oprah Winfrey embodies the American dream. Through television, movies, books, and radio she speaks to women the world over. CNN and Time have called her “arguably the most influential woman in the world.” Through book recommendations, philanthropic activities, human rights awareness, and political activity, Oprah influences women around the world.

Nationality: African-American

Industry: Media Propriety & Philanthropy

Q: How do you define empowerment? on goalcast.com

A: Every life is enhanced by the sharing and the giving and the opening up of heart space. Your life gets better when you can find a way to share it with someone else. What we’ve done, you can do. The real empowerment comes when every person leaves this room and makes a decision. True decision is how will you use yourself. How will you use everything that you have been given to serve that which is greater than yourself? How will you use that to become truly, authentically empowered? Your legacy is every life that you touch. As you leave here today, the decision is whose lives will that be? How will you use yourself in such a way that your impact and your legacy will live beyond the doing.