Above / Soccer Star Abby Wambach is coming to Naperville’s Yellow Box for an Anderson’s Bookshop Special Event beginning at 7PM on Thurs., April 11, 2019.

Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach is a fighter. She has shown it on the soccer field, where the two- time Olympic gold medalist is an icon, to her pursuit of gender rights and her drive for expanded opportunities for female leadership. Her message was brought into the spotlight with last spring’s memorable commencement speech at Barnard College. Wambach’s story is both inspirational and motivating. It is the basis for her new book, WOLFPACK. And local fans will get a chance to see the star soon.

Abby Wambach will be speaking at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, in Naperville beginning at 7PM on Thursday, April 11, to discuss her new title.

This special event is presented by Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville. Wambach will participate in a moderated discussion about her book, WOLFPACK. Pre-signed books will be distributed to ticketholders at this event. There will be no live signing line. Tickets are available exclusively at WolfpackAndersons.brownpapertickets.com.

WOLFPACK 

In WOLFPACKNew York Times bestselling author, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together.

Wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. As the co-captain of the 2015 Women’s World Cup Champion Team, she created a culture not just of excellence, but of honor, commitment, resilience, and sisterhood. Wambach helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united wolfpacks of all time.

In her retirement, she’s ready to do the same for her new team: “All Women Everywhere.”

Wambach’s message to women

We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves. We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together.

She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She’s created a new set of wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and world: from the family room to the board room to the White House.

· Make failure your fuel: Transform failure to wisdom and power. 
· Lead from the bench: Lead from wherever you are. 
· Champion each other: Claim each woman’s victory as your own. 
· Demand the effing ball: Don’t ask permission: take what you’ve earned.

In Wambach’s vision, we are not Little Red Riding Hoods, staying on the path because we’re told to. We are the wolves, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, our pack, and all the future wolves who will come after us.

Abby Wambach / Brief Bio

Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and the highest all-time international goal scorer for male and female soccer players. She is an activist for equality and inclusion and the New York Times bestselling author of Forward: A Memoir, and now the author of WOLFPACK. Wambach is co-founder of “Wolfpack Endeavor,” which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus. Wambach lives in Florida with her wife and three children.

About Anderson’s Bookshops

Abby Wambach’s upcoming visit is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Additional locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630) 963-2665 and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson’s Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville, opened in 2016.