MARISA SERGI

THE PANELISTS OF FES

MARISA SERGI

Founder & CEO, RedHead Wine

MARISA'S STORY

An offer of free food and a contest grabbed Marisa’s interest to attend a meeting on entrepreneurship at Cornell University. As a third generation winemaker with a business already in development stages as her capstone project, she realized she had something special to pursue. So essentially, hot wings changed her life!

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE EVER RECEIVED

“The answer is always no if do not ask.” This helps take the far out of rejection and enables even the most apprehensive person to put themselves out there.

WHAT DID SHE HAVE TO GIVE UP TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR?

Living in California, a steady income and being employed by a top 100 corporation with great benefits! But she notes, “I do not regret taking this chance because I would have gone through life asking what if.”

WHAT ADVICE DOES MARISA HAVE FOR A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR JUST STARTING OUT?

“Stay focused and ignore those who are judging you. You must believe in yourself, never stop learning and adjusting your efforts along the way. Expect failure and learn from those mistakes.”

MEET MARISA

Marisa is one our lunch panelists featuring top female entrepreneurs who are wine makers, founders and industry disruptors. Don’t miss this great FES lunchtime event.