Women’s Fund hosts soccer star Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach

Saturday, March 25, 2-4 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present soccer legend Abby Wambach in its “A Conversation With…” series.

A fan favorite known for clutch goal scoring, Wambach now advocates for pay equality.

Never wanting to be known as “just a soccer player,” she will be interviewed by Emmy-award winning sports reporter Betsey M. Ross. They will discuss the real costs of pay inequalities and the ways people can partner with The Women’s Fund to understand more.

“We are thrilled Abby is coming to Cincinnati to share what makes her so driven as a fierce competitor and advocate for equal pay for women,” said Meghan Cummings, executive director of The Women’s Fund. “Her long history of fighting for goals on the field and equal treatment off the field makes her a perfect choice for this event. Our purpose is to be a voice for ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region.”

Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, co-captain of the 2015 FIFA World Cup title U.S. Team, 2012 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year and an ESPN analyst and contributor.

As her athletic accolades grew, Wambach became a leading voice for women’s sports, as well as for her generation of female soccer players and athletes. In 2015, she was named to Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People list. In 2016, she received the 2016 ESPY Icon Award.

Preceding this event, Wambach will appear at a kids’ soccer expo at the University of Cincinnati’s Athletics Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for “Conversation With . . .” are $50 ($40 for students).


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