'Share success,' members urged at Mid-Atlantic event
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Posted by: Barbara Francella
than 100 Network of Executive Women members learned the value of channeling and
celebrating personal experiences at the NEW Mid-Atlantic fall networking event,
Dec. 4, 2013 at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, Md.
author and comedian Dr. Bertice Berry used humor and stories drawn from her own
life in her keynote presentation "ReNew, ReEnergize, ReEngage the Leader in
the importance of celebrating success as a group, Berry recalled a trip to
Africa, where she gave a coat to a tribal woman and was thanked by other women
in the village as though they had received gifts themselves. "When you do well,
I do well,” Berry said. "We are all connected.
leaders must mentor others," she added. "When you get to the top, you need to
send the elevator back down.”
Calling the Network a "success-sharing community,” Berry said "NEW brings women
together to let them know that they deserve good things.”
learning and keep sharing,” Berry advised, adding that women should avoid shouldering
too much of other people’s burdens. "Those who care a lot carry a lot, but you
need to learn to care without carrying.”
the organizations sending large delegations to the event were Altria, The
Coca-Cola Company, Giant Foods, Harris Teeter, Nestlé, Safeway Inc., Shoppers
Food and Pharmacy and Staples.
Dr. Bertice Berry (front row, fourth from left) inspired group spirit at the
NEW Mid-Atlantic fall networking event, Dec. 4, 2013.