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Abby Wambach          

6-Time U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year; Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist & FIFA Women's World Cup Champion; Pay Equity & LGBTQ Rights Activist

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics.

An activist for equality and inclusion, Wambach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller "WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game," based on her inspiring, viral commencement speech to Barnard College. She authored the instant NYT bestselling adaptation for young audiences, "WOLFPACK for the next generation." Wambach is a highly sought-after speaker for events with groups like Paypal, Dell Technologies, Equinix, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, and many more, offering motivating insights on leadership, social change, the champion’s mindset, and how to build a strong team.

Wambach is the host of "ABBY’S PLACES" on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. She also co-hosts "WE CAN DO HARD THINGS with Glennon Doyle," which debuted at #1 in May, 2021 and was named the #1 New Podcast of 2021 on Apple Podcasts.

Wambach sits on the Board of Directors for the all-women-led nonprofit organization Together Rising, and is a co-founder and part-owner of Angel City FC, the first majority-female-owned soccer team in history.

Speech Topics

Leading to Win

A leader on and off the field, Abby Wambach’s life after professional soccer has not always been a smooth path. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby’s passion and perseverance have served as a model for others. An activist and advocate in the fight for equality and inclusion for causes and people across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, to using her voice as an advocate for the LGBT community. Her messages to audiences about leading by example are enhanced by her optimism and fearless nature.

Recruiting Equality and Affecting Change

Discussion of the opportunities in the recruiting process to not only find people to fill a role but the find the right people that become inspired and help create real change.



Abby Wambach - The New York Times
News about Abby Wambach, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
Abby Wambach: Ask kids these 3 questions after a game
"Your kid is probably not going to make it to the Olympics, statistically speaking." Wambach suggests asking kids three questions when they finish playing a game.

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