Zoe Gruber | YWCA Women of Excellence
Director of Legal Communications and Governmental Affairs
Zoe Gruber is Director of Legal Communications and Governmental Affairs at Security Benefit, managing state and federal level relationships supporting company priorities, and ensuring associates receive timely information on legislative, regulatory, legal, and ethics issues. Previously, with the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas Department of Commerce, she connected employers and educational institutions developing talent needed to grow Kansas business. Zoe has her J.D. (1988) and B.S. in Law (1987) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego.
TK: What inspires you?
ZOE: Every day I’m inspired by the little things – a kind word from a co-worker or friend, a beautiful sunrise or sunset, a thoughtful passage read – all these things inspire me to do more, be kinder and give in some small way daily.
TK: What advice do you have for others?
ZOE: It’s the little things. String together all the small nuggets of wisdom you gather every day to figure out your path. It definitely takes some doing to put the puzzle together – maybe a lifetime – but it’s worth it.
TK: What is the greatest lesson you have learned on your journey?
ZOE: To be patient – and I’m still learning!!!
The YWCA is on a mission to empower women at all stages in their careers. Diversity in leadership is particularly vital to our vibrant business community in the Greater Topeka Area.
The YWCA is celebrating 31 years of recognizing Women of Excellence in our community with the theme “Dare to be Powerful.” We dare to be powerful, despite whatever obstacles may present themselves along the way.
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
- Audre Lorde