Expressing the value of mentorship in her career, Ms. Berry cited these as her important entrepreneurship and life lessons:
- Always treat others as you would like to be treated.
- Do what is RIGHT, not what is EASIEST.
- Pick your battles - don't waste time with unimportant issues
- Think about the big picture and do not be distracted by the little issues
- Value your friends
- It is what it is - realize what you can change and what you cannot
- Take time to learn from your mistakes
- Celebrate successes
- Always admit when you're wrong
- Love what you do - you have to love your job.
Melanie also emphasized the importance of having a strong support system you can rely on - and cited her parents as playing this important role in her success. This video that was taken at the event, lets you share in her positivity and enthusiasm for what she does.