Abby Wambach

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  • FIFA Women's World Cup Champion and Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
  • New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Co-Founder and Part Owner of Angel City FC



Olympian, Activist, Author

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, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller. Abby is the host of ABBY's PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. Abby sits on the Board of Directors for the all-women-led nonprofit organization Together Rising. She lives in California with her wife, Glennon Doyle, and their three children.

 

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Time to Change the Game

Abby Wambach has spent her entire life making the impossible happen. Dreaming of gold medals before women’s soccer was even an Olympic sport, fighting for equality and inclusion, Abby has been spending years paving the way generations of women to come. An activist and advocate for equal pay and righ ...

Abby Wambach has spent her entire life making the impossible happen. Dreaming of gold medals before women’s soccer was even an Olympic sport, fighting for equality and inclusion, Abby has been spending years paving the way generations of women to come. An activist and advocate for equal pay and rights across the globe, Abby talks about issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, finding your seat at the table and bringing another one with you, as well as supporting and advocating for the LGBT community. Abby shows audiences that there is a leader inside all of us, and we each have the power to make change.

Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash our Power, and Change the Game

In this conversation, Abby shares sage advice and compelling stories from her bestselling book, Wolfpack. Audiences learn how to lead from the bench, turn failure into fuel, and bring it all, to find success. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s ...

In this conversation, Abby shares sage advice and compelling stories from her bestselling book, Wolfpack. Audiences learn how to lead from the bench, turn failure into fuel, and bring it all, to find success. 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 how individuals and companies can achieve success.

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<p><span>Speaker Spotlight: Legendary soccer player Abby Wambach is the leader of the Wolfpack</span></p>

Speaker Spotlight: Legendary soccer player Abby Wambach is the leader of the Wolfpack

Legendary soccer star ABBY WAMBACH launched into fame as a FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. An activist for equality and inclusion, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller.  Abby is the host of ABBY'S PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. She is also a frequent voice on the WE CAN DO HARD THINGS podcast hosted by her wife, Glennon Doyle, where they drop the fake talk and trade up for hard conversations on topics like gender, sexuality, anxiety, and addiction. She sits on the Board of Directors for the all-women-led nonprofit Together Rising, and is a co-founder and part owner of Angel City FC, the first majority-women founded and led NWSL team.

In addition to her bright star power, Wambach sets herself apart as a speaker with her genuine presence and the energy she brings to a room. She approaches every topic with intelligence and humor, giving audiences a true peek into her world and personality. No matter how large the crowd, a talk with Wambach feels like a one-on-one conversation. She speaks about her activism, discussing issues ranging from closing the gender pay gap, finding a seat at the table and bringing another one with you, as well as supporting and advocating for the LGBT community. She shows audiences that no matter who they are, there is a leader inside, ready to make change. Wambach also discusses compelling stories from her bestselling book, Wolfpack, teaching listeners how to lead from the bench, turn failure into fuel, and bring it all to find success, all while sharing stories from her historic career.

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<p>Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Speak Together for Unforgettable, Thought-Provoking Events</p>

Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle Speak Together for Unforgettable, Thought-Provoking Events

FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist ABBY WAMBACH and her #1 New York Times Bestselling author and activist wife, GLENNON DOYLE come together for dual appearances that leave audiences inspired and feeling connected - to their own core of truth as well as a call to community. This power couple gets lots of buzz, including an article about their relationship in The New York Times. Doyle is the Founder of Together Rising, a non-profit that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy, raising over $30 million for women, families, and children in crisis. They are both #1 New York Times Bestselling authors, Wambach for Wolfpack and Forward: A Memoir and Doyle for several inspiring titles, including her most recent bestselling phenomenon Untamed which has sold over two million copies and skyrocketed Doyle’s popularity as a speaker. Doyle also hosts the WE CAN DO HARD THINGS podcast, which debuted as #1 on Apple podcasts. They use not only their unique experiences as activists and influencers for good, but also their heartwarming story as a couple to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in multiple forms. This speaking duo brings audiences into their hearts and lives, as they open up and speak their truths about leadership, inspiration, family, resilience, and more, utilizing their star power and warm, funny personalities into exciting events that are always well-received. 

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Olympian, Activist, Author

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, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the adaptation of WOLFPACK for the next generation, an instant New York Times bestseller. Abby is the host of ABBY's PLACES on ESPN+, in which she showcases what makes her beloved sport of soccer a worldwide sensation. Abby sits on the Board of Directors for the all-women-led nonprofit organization Together Rising. She lives in California with her wife, Glennon Doyle, and their three children.