Professor Adam Grant recently sat down with two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Abby Wambach to discuss her new book, Forward: A Memoir.
One of the world’s greatest players of all time, Abby Wambach is the #1 all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. Long known as one of the most intense competitors in U.S. history whose years of clutch goal scoring made her a fan favorite. She led the USA in scoring in the 2008 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments, and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics (She missed Beijing 2008 due to a broken leg).
Abby is the leading voice for women’s sports as well as for her generation of female soccer players and athletes. An ambassador for Right to Play and USAID among other organizations, she will continue to inspire others for years to come. Abby is the youngest of 7 children and claims she got her “toughness” from her 4 older brothers.