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Today’s #MillennialToWatch is Marisa Sergi
Marisa ignites her entrepreneurial spirit with her red hair and passion for wine. She is a recent graduate of Cornell University and earned a B.S. in Viticulture and Enology. She developed and designed a brand, RedHead Wine, which is the result of her undergraduate capstone project. She wrote a multi-award winning business plan and often mentors entrepreneurs through her experience. She spent a year working full-time for E&J Gallo Winery as a new product development enologist prior to working for RedHead post graduation. Her resume is largely decorated with many entrepreneurial achievements including one from Princeton University’s Entrepreneurial Society “POWERPANEL” and winning Cornell University’s Create-Your-Own Ice Cream Flavor Contest
Marisa shares…”Embracing a Priceless Perspective”
“When starting an entrepreneurial venture, there will be many highs, lows and in-betweens. I have learned so much with each success and failure. As I accumulated expertise in brand building and gained knowledge in the wine industry with many accomplishments, many of my peers have asked for ideas and advice. Several of my colleagues have approached me with the notion that I should charge to support others. At first, I thought it was a great idea! But, as I pondered, I realized that was not the best way to lead. Everyone is fighting their own battle to succeed, either it be personal or financial. Many of us have a common goal: to fulfill our dreams and make something out of nothing.
Giving is a great way to build your network and make genuine connections. I personally enjoy the satisfaction of helping others. Doing more than expected and not expecting anything in return goes a long way. This is a vital part of truly being successful; which is not only measured monetarily, but spiritually. The connections I have gained with this viewpoint are priceless.”
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Marisa would like ask you…
“What is your favorite growth hacking technique and why?
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