Author, Educator & Social Activist
Sociologist, Bertice Berry, PhD. is, a best-selling author and award winning lecturer has been named Comedian of The Year, Lecturer of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. She has published 11 best-selling books in both fiction and non-fiction and has won numerous awards and accolades for both her writing and presentations. Berry has had her own nationally syndicated television show and has hosted, interviewed and made numerous television, documentary and radio appearances on a variety of diverse venues including The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey, Between The Lions, Crossfire, 20-20, NPR, PBS and Comedy Central and CBN. Read More >
The old proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” is correct – but the problem is that our village is sick. Read More >
In her keynote presentation, award-winning speaker Dr. Bertice Berry presents practical solutions to address the problems facing our village. Drawing on her personal experience as well as her professional expertise, Dr. Berry helps us to create and sustain a healthier village. Deftly using humor in her keynote speech, she motivates, enlightens and entertains audiences. Read Less ^
Dr. Bertice Berry helps people find their true purpose in life. “People who walk in purpose collide with destiny,” she says. She illustrates her points with examples from her life experiences and through her amazing and unending sense of humor. She believes that people learn better when they can laugh. Read More >
In her keynote presentation, she discusses the importance of finding your purpose in life and leading others into purpose. She also discusses different learning styles and points out how crucial it is to learn the style that works best for yourself and the people you are leading. She talks about diversity from a different perspective and points out that equality is everyone getting what they need to move into purpose, especially in education. Read Less ^
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Berry discusses the evolution of race relations from slavery to Reconstruction, from the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power 1970s, and on to the present day, stressing the need to forgive and be forgiven.
"She’s got the entire Linkage staff (and hundreds of summit attendees) rethinking the way we spend our lives. It was an honor to bring her to the Women in Leadership Summit, and her remarks changed my mindset about what's possible when we are not afraid to fail."
"On a scale of 1 (not valuable) to 4 (extremely valuable), her keynote earned a 3.97. UNBELIEVABLE. We loved her stories, her perspective, her perseverance, and her unparalleled capacity to make us laugh. And that singing voice is AMAZING. Thank you, thank you, thank you. That said, I'd love to bring her to the Linkage Summit on Leading Diversity."