World renowned Irish short-filmmaker Marie O’Riordan is the latest to be added to the roster for Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Lifeclass’ program on Winfrey’s network OWN. Invited to be part of the premiere of ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Tour,’ O’Riordan travelled to the US and will now be featured on an episode of the OWN show.

The Irish Examiner reports on the exciting invitation O’Riordan received from the media mogul Winfrey. With a 21 year career under her belt and a business that spans 150 countries, O’Riordan was a perfect choice for an interview with Winfrey’s television show ‘Lifeclass.’

‘Lifeclass’ is a self-help programme that, according to Oprah’s Facebook page, showcases "all of Oprah’s lessons, revelations and ‘aha’ moments over the past 25 years broken down to help make your life better, happier, bigger, richer — more fulfilling".

An award-winning philanthropist, O’Riordan expanded her expertise from just filmmaking to include radio, television, and inspirational talks to business leaders around the world. Her impressive clientele list includes famous actors and Fortune 500 businesspeople.

The Croagh, Co Limerick native was presented the ‘Vincent’ Award in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates late last year for her Third World recycled iPhones project to educate children in Africa.

Though she has an otherwise strong resume, O’Riordan caught Winfrey’s eye by having been the last person to interview Mother Teresa prior to her death in her Calcutta home in 1997.

Most impressive, O’Riordan achieved so much without a university degree.