My Toughest and Best Boss

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Hi! My name is Elizabeth Davis and I am originally from Augusta, GA. I currently live in Nashville, TN, where I have spent the past 10 years working in Marketing & Communications for various healthcare companies.  I can say without a doubt that working at VeryVera during my high school days as an "elf" was one of the most influential learning experiences of my career. Over the years, I have often been asked the age old interview question, "Who was your toughest boss?" My response for 10 years has always been Vera Stewart. 

At the tender age of 15, I had no clue that what Vera was instilling in her staff/me early on was that perfection comes from hard work, and attention to detail means more than just making sure the cake knife also made it in to the box. It was about presentation in the way your brand is seen everyday by every single person that comes in contact with it. You usually only get one chance, so you have to make sure that chance counts. 

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Watching Vera Stewart work taught me what it means to absolutely love what you do. She took a dream and made it into this amazing, woman-led business. That by far is the greatest gift she could have given me. Its enabled me to have conversations with executive team members over the years and really understand what it means to build a dream. Without Vera, it would have taken years for me to truly comprehend that lesson. 

Every piece of advice learned while working at VeryVera has lead me to a career that thrives on my attention to detail, presentation, brand awareness, and the ability to understand my audience. Work for Vera Stewart and it will be the biggest gift you can give to yourself, but while you're at it, make sure to taste test her strawberry layer cake...I still have dreams about it.