Sarah Morse | YWCA Women of Excellence
Sarah Morse is a Topeka native, and is proud to be living among friends and family in her hometown. She attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah then obtained her law degree from the Emory University School of Law. Following a fellowship at the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, she returned to Topeka to practice law. Sarah now serves as Corporate Counsel to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.
In 2016, Sarah worked to educate the community on the importance of fair and impartial courts in the midst of a political attack on the independent judiciary. She volunteered by giving Informed Voters Project presentations to community groups, and providing behind-the-scenes support to Kansans for Fair Courts and Kansans for Justice Luckert. Sarah currently serve as a board member for Friends of the Kaw and has served since January 2016. Friends of the Kaw is a non-profit organization that supports the Kansas Riverkeeper and advocates for the conservation of and recreation on the Kansas River, including monitoring the health of the river and partner with local communities to improve access to the river and educate citizens about the importance of the river. Sarah also volunteers with the Topeka Riverfront Authority River Action Team.
Over the past several years Sarah has also volunteered on the YWCA of Northeast Kansas’ Women’s Night Out Committee, including co-chairing the committee in 2017. She is a past member of Topeka Common Ground, a nonprofit organization that coordinates community garden resources for social service agencies, community centers, non-profits, and individual community members in Topeka.
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