Holy Cross Sr. Sharlet Wagner was president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious in 2019. From 2014, she served as her congregation's first councilor, and before that served on Holy Cross' leadership team as general secretary. Wagner has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, which led to her main ministry work as an immigration attorney.

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Treasures carried forward: What I learned in leadership

Last week, I finished three years in the presidency of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the gift of a lifetime. In sifting through those treasures that I carry forward, I was struck anew not only by how much LCWR has given to me, but how much it has to offer our world.