Abby Wambach

Retired soccer star, advocate for pay equity and inclusion

Wambach began playing soccer at the age of five and went on to become one of the greatest soccer players of all time. A two-time Olympic gold medalist and a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, Wambach has scored more goals in international competition than any other player in the history of the sport, male or female.

What we need to talk about more is the aggregate and compounding effects of the pay gap on women’s lives. Over time, the pay gap means women are able to invest less and save less so they have to work longer. When we talk about what the pay gap costs us, let’s be clear: It costs us our very lives.

Abby Wambach
Location: Naples, FL
Topic(s): Pay equity, women’s rights, inclusion, diversity