A certain black American woman that has made a big influence in the United States was raised by her grandmother on a farm in Kosciusko, Mississippi had suffered molestation and abuse in her younger years. Beyond the circumstances in her life, she has survived. Her life started to evolve when she became part of a broadcasting team in WVOL radio in Nashville and later, became the news reporter and anchor.

Being in the media, she can influence people in her daily broadcast. She again became a co-anchor in WJZ-TV news in Baltimore where she hosted the talk show “People Are Talking” while multi-tasking as a reporter and anchor. In 1984, she went to Chicago for another hosting job in a local talk show “AM Chicago” that became a hit and was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” which was named after her.

It garnered three Daytime Emmy Awards. She was the youngest person ever that received an award from the International Radio and Television Society as “Broadcaster of the Year”. The influence of her job made her enter the production business and build the HARPO Productions Inc. which was formed from her name that was spelled backwards.

The production later took responsibilities for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that marked Oprah as the first woman that have produced her very own show. The influence of her early bad experiences of abuse aroused her to initiate a campaign for child abusers. She proposed the “Oprah Bill” under the Child Protection Act to former President Clinton and it was signed in 1993.

This widened her influence more to a larger crowd. According to Time magazine, Oprah is included in the list of 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences rewarded her Lifetime Achievement Award and she is presented a gold medal award by the National Book Foundation’s 50th anniversary to her service to authors and books.

This started when she also dominated the publishing industry by having an on-air book club. Oprah has so many achievements and contributions that she has shared to a big number of people. She almost gave her wealth away to the needy. She had helped many people and inspired millions because of her deeds.

People are drawn by her innate goodness. The realization there----is you have to share the goodness that you can give. Initiate an action that will benefit your neighbors and all things will follow. People like to be liked first and they will never forget a kind act ever done to them by someone.

This will start to something positive that will influence others.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article, Amy Twain, is a Self Improvement Coach who has been successfully coaching and guiding clients for many years. Amy recently published a new home study course on how to boost your Self Esteem. Click here to get more info about her Quick-Action Plan for A More Confident You.