Oprah Winfrey delivered the Commencement Address at Smith College today Monday, May 22nd. The global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress urged Smith graduates to live with intention, and to seek fulfillment by “shifting the paradigm to service.”
“This understanding that there is an alignment between who you are and what you do is the real, true empowerment,” Winfrey said.
Winfrey continue as she mentioned a turning point in her career came when she decided that she would no longer be used by television.
“I would use television to create a platform that could be of service to its viewers. Shift the paradigm to service and the rewards will come. When you educate a girl, you are not just educating her, you are educating her to create opportunities for others,” she added.
Before ending, Smith College also took the time to honor Oprah Winfrey with an honorary Doctorate Degree.
Congrats Class of 2017, the world is yours!