Harnessing the Power and Making a Difference
Abby Wambach is an American hero on and off the soccer pitch. America’s strong and outspoken soccer player and coach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion — and a champion of gender equality.
After Wambach retired from the U.S. Soccer Women’s National team with 184 goals — which is the most goal scored by any American player, male or female, in history.
Now Wambach is looking to score an even bigger goal. One for gender equality and women all around the globe.
Gender equality is common sense and it is an embarrassment that we are still discussing the need to achieve this in 2017.
“Gender pay gap has personally affected me because when I was first early on in my career with the national team, I had this sense that I just felt so grateful to be playing sports professionally…to be making money by playing soccer,” Abby Wambach told The Players’ Tribune.
“And I think that, that kind of permeated throughout my career and now that I’m retired, that’s the time where you get to reflect on what you could have done more or less of. And definitely one of the things that I wish I had done more of, was working towards closing that gender pay gap.”
For more, please read Stand Up: Abby Wambach on The Players’ Tribune.