Oprah Winfrey is a global media leader and international philanthropist. She is most known for her talk show and her efforts to improve female education in developing countries. In this inspiring commencement speech presented to the graduating class of Stanford University in 2008, Oprah Winfrey shares a variety of work and life-related experiences.
Oprah’s speech focuses on the countless learning opportunities that are presented each and every day in life. She describes the world as a school and our lives as the classroom. Oprah Winfrey believes that the secret to getting ahead in life is to remain open and eager to self-improvement. She believes there are lessons to be learned in everything we do, providing us the chance to evolve every day. She leaves the graduating class with the inspiring message that inner wisdom is more precious than any level of wealth or richness.