Dear Oprah: A Thank You Letter

On Monday, I kicked off the week by acknowledging Business Women’s Week on Instagram. Although I had plans to do a 7-part blog series on business women I admire, I got realistic about the time I had available and narrowed the choices down to my one and only virtual mentor: Ms. Oprah Winfrey.

Happy Business Women’s Week! This occasion, celebrated since 1928 by the Business and Professional Womenโ€™s Foundation, is an opportunity to recognize and highlight the progress women have made as business owners and entrepreneurs. When I was thinking about blogs for this week, I wanted to highlight seven women who have motivated me in business, but I could only think of three. Then just before I started writing this post, I decided to be real with myself and go with the one I have always had my eye on; who represents the top of my mountain in terms of career aspirations and her name is @oprah. It may be hard to believe because I don’t flood my social media with her name and images, I don’t keep up with her shows or magazine and I barely visit her website or Instagram. Instead, her story and success are the blue print to my goals and I only need to remember her achievements to take me through my own entrepreneurial journey. Until now I have been reserved with my thoughts on how I REALLY feel about her and I will share them all in my “Dear Oprah” this Friday on www.SandraGabriel.com

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So now as promised, here is my letter to Oprah, but I went the video route because I know Oprah is busy and I tend to write at length. At least she will be able to take in my thank you in a few minutes and still have time to run her empire.

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