The Monster's Ball star was recognised on Friday (October 5) at the Power of Women ceremony held by Variety.
Also honoured at the event were Katherine Heigl, Queen Latifah, Jessica Biel, and Felicity Huffman.
Huffman, who received an award for her work with breast cancer awareness, said: "Allowing me to be part of a solution gives me hope."
The 42-year-old Berry, who has suffered from domestic abuse in the past, was honoured for her work with the anti-domestic violence organisation Jenesse Centre.
In her acceptance speech, she said: "I will never leave this place."
Berry will be seen later this month in the highly-anticipated science fiction drama Cloud Atlas.
Watch a trailer for Cloud Atlas below: