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Sheri Dew speaks on influence, faith amid trials

In a speech sprinkled with stories of personal tribulation, family anecdotes and sayings of church leaders, Sheri L. Dew told an audience of 2,500 women on Saturday morning to spread a positive influence and complete their missions while on earth.

Known as the most prominent woman of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dew is an author, inspirational speaker and president and CEO of Deseret Book.

According to her biography on the Deseret Book website, the White House appointed her as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the United Nations in March 2003.

During Saturday's event, Dew used the power of numbers and her own life as an unmarried woman of 56 to inspire the LDS women of Cedar City while standing at a pulpit in Southern Utah University's Centrum Arena.

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