*In a speech at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, Oprah Winfrey said her new cable network, launching in January, will be “fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them bitches. Imagine that. Imagine.”

*Oprah also told the crowd she was destined to launch her own network.

“Growing up, I could never find my name on any of those license plates or lunch boxes,” she said. “Now, I know what it was for — to start my own network. A whole network, a whole channel that we’re designing to carry the Oprah Winfrey message.”

But Winfrey, who was sued for plagiarism Tuesday, knows it won’t be smooth sailing.

“I know that as I start out on this next chapter, there’s going to be some mistakes. I know there’s going to be some stumbles. I know I’m a work in process and progress. I know nothing new is perfect, but I’m not scared. I’m not afraid,” she said.

Check out more photos of Winfrey at the Maria Shriver Women’s Conference below.

Oprah Winfrey with Maria Shriver