Wendy Rose Berry is a marketing affiliate for Warner Bros. working on the Judge Mathis Show and The Real. She serves up excellence through her social media page TV In Colour that promotes diversity in TV by shining a positive light on a wide spectrum of multicultural talent. It highlights black girl magic in front of the camera, as well as those that make the magic happen behind the scenes. Wendy Rose Berry has so much to share when it comes to career, family and personal aspirations. Welcome to the table Wendy!
You are doing such great things with TV In Colour and it seems you were able to find a niche. What advice do you have for women to help them identify a talent or passion?
How do you feel we can use our multi-dimensional identities to better serve us in professional settings?
This simple answer is, don’t be afraid to use everything that makes you uniquely you to your advantage. Our multi-dimensional identities often come with a variety of experiences that help us to view problems from a different perspective and ultimately find creative ways of solving them more efficiently.
Do you have any advice for women on how to better network or make connections professionally?
As a Connector, I’m constantly stressing the importance of creating, cultivating and maintaining relationships! Affiliate yourself with various organizations, attend professional events, and utilize social media to find your tribe! Find out what other people are passionate about and then find ways to help them. I suggest that everyone grab “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell, “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi and “Give and Take” by Adam Grant. One more thing... don’t be afraid to connect one person to another without expecting anything in return. There’s a certain value in the gesture itself, and it positions you as a “giver” as opposed to a “taker.” (Read “Give & Take” as I suggested, to receive the full scope of what I mean by this.)
Do you consider yourself multidimensional? If so, what are some of the ways that you identify yourself?
Absolutely I do! I’m a Black woman, a daughter, sister, mother, Gen X’er, Libra, and natural hair rocker, just to name a few. I’ve used all of these identifiers to my advantage on my professional journey. I’ve used them at times to be a part of the conversation in the lunchroom, or simply to share a different perspective in a meeting, especially when I may be the only Black or female face in the room.
my brother and I had every opportunity to excel in school and in our social lives growing up. Whether it was Girl Scouts, dance lessons or sports, she let me do it all! Being involved in those types of activities taught me how to build sisterhoods with women. Those relationships are vital to my existence. My tribe is full of beautiful, smart, well-rounded, well-traveled, spiritual, SiStars who have my back every step of the way! In 2015 I got involved with Camporwerment, a sleepaway camp experience for grown women, meant to inspire and reignite your life! With all the multi-dimensional identities we talked about earlier, Campowerment is the one place that being a woman is all that matters. It has truly been one of the biggest inspirations of my adult life, and I encourage every woman to invest in this camp experience!
What can followers expect of TV In Colour the rest of the year?
We’ll continue to curate TV related content from various media outlets, but we’re laser focused on creating more original content related to the ever changing network, cable and independent TV landscape. We recently shot four incredible interviews with a writer, producer, director and an actress who are all currently working on network or cable TV projects. Each journey was unique and compelling. They had multiple things in common, but two stood out; their love for storytelling and the similar struggles they’ve faced in the industry solely based on the color of their skin. We’ll be pushing those out over the next few months. Gaining momentum and support across all of our social media outlets is equally as important to us since it’s our lifeline to the world. Finally, I pray that we’re blessed with more interview opportunities like this, so we can continue to introduce people to our movement and yours as well!
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Written By: Ayondela McDole