On March 27, 2019, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration invited Judge Annette J. Berry as an honored guest at their Women’s History Month Program.
Judge Berry spoke about the incredible progress women have made in her lifetime alone, stating there has been definite paradigm shift in the way our society perceives women. Women have not only broken into every field, they have pushed the boundaries of those fields into new territories.
After last year’s election, women hold more government offices in Michigan than ever before. Furthermore, for the first time in history, the leaders of the Michigan Judges Association (MJA), the Michigan District Court Judges Association (MDJA), the Michigan Probate Judges Association (MPJA), and the Judicial Section Council (JSC) of the State Bar of Michigan, are all women.
Judge Berry expressed a desire for women to go even further, stating "We all need to extend more compassion and kindness to one another...In particular, women need to support one another and develop a sense of comradery, and what is important is to come together and seek to lift one another up."