Similarly, Oprah's work with her Own Your Vote campaign has been praised for its efforts come election time.
"We are so delighted to see that Black women literally changed this country. They came out to vote in Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philadelphia and they swung this election," she said. "We were honoured to play a part in that."
Thanks to Oprah's campaign, it saw an unexpected exchange with the now President-Elect, Joe Biden. Weeks before the election, he called Oprah to thank her for her help in getting out the vote—with a phone call that lasted 27 minutes.
"I kept thinking, 'He's going to ask for something.' I was waiting. Twenty-seven minutes later, it was just a thank you for what you're doing in terms of voting support and calling people," she said. "I could not believe it that this man, with everything going on, had 27 minutes to call. My respect for Joe Biden went tenfold over that."
And when it came to the significance behind Kamala's win specifically, Oprah said, "I think what she means for women of the world is so extraordinary. For women here in the United States, we can't even measure it, because to see someone who looks like you in this role, you see what's possible for yourself. Period." She added, "And the generational impact: You can't put a price on it. You can't put a measurement on it."
A longtime friend and mentor to Oprah, famous poet and author Maya Angelou spent her life and her work inspiring generations of women, particularly women of colour, who struggle to overcome prejudice, discrimination and abuse.
Speaking of Angelou, Oprah concluded by wishing that she were still alive to witness history be made. "I was thinking the other day, 'I wish Maya were alive to see it,'" Oprah said.
"But maybe she's working it on the other side. Because there's no way to measure what the election of Kamala Harris means for all women, all colours, everywhere."