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How a leadership calling from her bishop helped Sheri Dew find confidence in her career

by | Jan. 26, 2021

As a young adult, there were times when Sheri Dew lacked confidence and felt inadequate. But after she received a leadership calling from her bishop, that all started to change. During this time, Dew gained confidence in her role and the experience was a pivotal moment for her growth, KSL reported.

Dew, the executive vice president of Deseret Management Corporation and chief executive officer of Deseret Book Company, spoke at the Utah Women and Leadership Project on January 22. Sharing her experience in management roles, she gave advice for women interested in similar positions. She also focused on the importance of having both men and women in leadership positions make decisions together in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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The former Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency from 1997 to 2002, Dew said that faith and prayer have been anchors for her as she has encountered challenges in her career like feelings of shyness and imposter syndrome.

“I've spent a lot of time on my knees pleading for help, pleading for insight and inspiration and strength and courage,” she said.

Read the full story on KSL.

Featured image by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
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Danielle Christensen

Danielle is a features writer and editor for LDS Living. Previously, she served as web producer for Church News, where she managed their website and social media platforms. Danielle is a graduate of Brigham Young University in English and has been published with Deseret News, Church News, BYU Magazine, and Spires Intercollegiate Arts and Literary Magazine. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @danielleechris.

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