What Makes A Good Female Leader?
“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” – Oprah Winfrey
One of the most successful women of all time, Oprah Winfrey is nothing short of an entrepreneurial unicorn. Despite a troubled childhood that saw her running away from home aged 13, Winfrey fought against the odds with gravitas, launching one of the most successful talk shows of all time in addition to heading up a string of TV production companies and an eponymous lifestyle magazine; she’s also a passionate philanthropist and an Academy Award-nominated actress. With a reported $3 million fortune, she is one of the wealthiest people on the planet, however, Winfrey insists that financial gain has never been a driving motivator for her, merely an incidental bonus. With “The Oprah Effect” being a legitimate term to describe Winfrey’s monumental influence on public opinion and consumer habits (Tory Burch credits her entire career to an appearance on Oprah’s show), clearly this is a woman who knows what she’s talking about.