The philanthropic lady also confessed that she made a mistake by not following her instincts when she built her scandal-hit school for girls in Africa. She said that she was so engrossed in planning the school's architecture, that she ignored the part of appointing the right people, as one of the employees was charged with abusing girls at the academy last year (07). "I had been paying attention to all of the wrong things. I built a school from the outside in, instead of from the inside out," said Winfrey. This commencement address at Stanford also held additional importance for Oprah as her best friend Gayle King's daughter, and her goddaughter, was also among the graduates.