You Have To Know What Sparks The Light In You

Oprah Winfrey

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"You have to know what sparks the light in you so that you, in your own way, can illuminate the world."

Oprah Winfrey (1954-) is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which ran for 25 years from 1986 to 2011, and was the highest-rated TV programme of its kind in history.

Oprah is often referred to as the "Queen of All Media". She was the richest African American of the 20th century, and North America's first Black multi-billionaire. In 1994, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, and in 2004 she ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history by Businessweek. In 2013, Winfrey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard.

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Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! I have been with the Laidlaw Foundation for over 2 years, helping us strengthen the global Laidlaw community and expand our programmes to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality, and develop a new generation of leaders.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. I am a fan of all things human- and design-related, as well as an avid swimmer, obsessive podcast listener, documentary enthusiast, and film photography fan.

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