Making history at this year’s Golden Globes is Oprah Winfrey again after becoming the first black woman and the 15th woman overall to be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She also delivered an outstanding speech in which she predicted a time where women won’t have to say “me too” again.
The entertainment star accepted the annual Cecil B. DeMille Award on Sunday night becoming the first black woman to receive the honor since it was first given out in 1952.
✨ O P R A H ✨ ?? Oprah for PRESIDENT ?? “I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon.” Congratulations @Oprah accepts the 2018 Cecil B. de Mille Ce discours puissant, doit nous unir et nous rassembler dans la même direction ; toutes les injustices, inégalités, intolérance ne peuvent être accepté aujourd’hui le moment est venu de bâtir notre avenir. Merci #OprahWinfrey ce discours est l’un des plus poignants, des plus inspirants et lourd de sens qu’il m’ait été donné d’écouter! #Goldenglobes #Oprahwinfrey #Instadaily #metoo #speech #Timesup #instagram #versace #humanrights #love #equality #respect #change #Picoftheday #instagood #WCW #Womancrushwednesday #2020 #instamood #igers #frenchigers #instaboy #oprah #instagram #enjoyyourlife #Love #Gay #Instagay #united
Oprah stressed out the press being “under siege” and women being empowered to speak up and say “me too” in her speech.
“I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have, and I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories,” she said.
No words necessary about Oprah, she is so inspiring. I will say at my company I am the only African American Female at my location and I believe in my region. Not to mention there are not that many women in high paid positions at my company either. I used to look at this as just an issue, but now I look at this as an opportunity to represent. It’s an opportunity to show that “I” and “we” (women) deserve a seat at the table. #oprah #timesup #women #represent #aseatatthetable #standup #staywoke #successful #motivation #dedication #thankful #proud #blackgirlmagic #blackexcellence
She also talked about sexual harassment prevention and women who are backing up the women who were also in attendance. Oprah explained that their fight transcends Hollywood.
“I want, tonight, to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know.”
She ended with a strong line which gave her the standing ovation. She said, “So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to ensure that they become the leaders that take us to a time when nobody has to say ‘Me too’ again.”
I have been super energised this week thanks to reading and re-reading Oprah’s Cecil B. DeMille speech first thing every morning. An incredible woman, deserving of recognition, takes her moment in the limelight to shine on the unknown domestic workers, factory employees, academics, engineers, doctors and honour them for speaking truth to power. We CAN make a difference if we come together and in the spirit of love and understanding support one another to change the world! #oprah #oprahforpresident . . . . #womensnetwork #womensupportingwomen #mentor #rolemodel #workinggirls #womeninbusiness #womeninbiz #womensmarch #womenhelpingwomen #empoweringwomen #careergoals #careerwomen #happyfriday #londonlife #londonliving #londonbusiness #londonbiz #londoncity