2019 Tribute to Leadership -Dorothy Willey Award Recipient – Annie Groth

2019 Tribute to Leadership -Dorothy Willey Award Recipient – Annie Groth

Born Garden City, KS, and Grew up in Horace, KS and Garden City, KS.

Most proud of in my adult life…..other than being a loving, good human being? changing a law in AZ that Gov. Napolitano signed into law in 2004

Most proud of in my career…..A toss-up between being chose and a CEO at age 33 or helping people protect what they have and are working toward in their financial lives

Major accomplishments: See above… 🙂 Completing a half Iron Man, Olympic Distance and many Sprint Tris, running a half marathon, Hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim in just over 12 hours, completing over 400 Miles of the El Camino de Santiago in France and Spain. Completing the Master’s program at the American College for my Certified Family Business designation. Creating and sustaining Pearls of Wisdom, for women and by women. Being a loyal and good friend.

Advice to young women. Don’t wait until you are 100% sure. Take the risk and believe in you!

YWCA resonate. My primary mission has been and will always be to help women with their financial lives. This encompasses trusting themselves and to ask bigger questions of themselves and the life around them. Pearls allowed me to reach women of all socio-economic levels to give them resources they may not otherwise find themselves. As a business owner, it is my hope that I have shaped many lives to believe that everything belongs, to reach for more, to love all people and to help others.