My praise to Oprah Winfrey for exhibiting all the characteristics of effective leadership!
The headline says it all: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey proudly saw the first class of girls from disadvantaged backgrounds graduate on Saturday from her $40 million school in South Africa.
The school that Oprah developed and financed admits girls who show leadership qualities, have strong grades and come from poor families. Its facilities include a middle and upper school, state of the art laboratories, classrooms, a yoga studio and beauty salon.
“There are a lot of people, liberals, who lower their expectations and think that if you come from a disadvantaged background … you have a disadvantaged brain. I know that is not true,” Oprah said.
Oprah was also quoted with one of the MOST powerful statements spoken recently. “This class will prove that when you invest in the leadership of girls, you invest in a nation.”
I have not believed in, nor supported all of Oprahs ventures, but today I salute her choice, and feel gratitude for the amazing leadership she has shown to ensure the betterment of many nations by educating young women!
For the full Reuters article, please see http://tiny.cc/1x3s3