Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 297; Beautiful As We Are

Beautiful As WE Are

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to over 1,000 women---correction sisters at NEW, the Network of Executive Leadership Summit. This is a collective of sisters and some brothers who work in in Consumer Package Goods and The Retail Industry and are committed to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women.
The room was full of beautiful people, one just as beautiful as the next, but as the night went on I noticed something that will take me through the rest of my life. As the room of beautiful people became more and more connected, these beautiful people became even more radiant.
At first I thought it was just me, but someone else mentioned it and I knew that I was no longer seeing with my eyes, I was seeing with my heart.
During the reception, a woman told me that she would make sure that her friend started reading my blog, “She’s not feeling beautiful anymore,” the woman had said.
When she did, I knew that I’d have my topic for today. As I stood there talking to folks I realized what I had only previously pondered; “Beauty is as it believes.”
In a room of over 1,000 people who were connected in purpose and love, the beauty meter went up. The more connected we were, the more beautiful we became.
What if we truly are a reflection of one another and of our own heart?
What if people became more beautiful because of the shift in my own heart?
What if I need the love of others to feel more beautiful and what if that love enables me to see others as more beautiful as well?

I’ve always felt that I needed to see myself as beautiful before anyone else could, but last night, I came to see that I needed to see others as beautiful before I could feel that reflection.

We need we.
Be you, be connected, be beautiful.
Bertice Berry, PhD.



  1. I was there for your talk at NEW and I immensely enjoyed it! Thank you.

  2. I was one of the thousand women at the summit and I was blown away by your words. They were inspiring, powerful, emotional and motivational all at once. And yes, beautiful as well! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  3. Ditto…you blew all of us away. The best speaker of the summit! You actually brought me to tears Monday night! I was moved not only on a professional level but on a personal level. I’m going through a personal challenge and do believe that it’s not “happening to me but for me”. Thank you and god bless you! ~ Paige

  4. What you see is what you get -:) You helped me notice more beauty and share more beauty! Thank you Bertice!