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Special Announcement from Community Foundation of WNC Women For Women

Dear Women for Women Members,

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Abby Wambach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, is the featured speaker for the 15th Annual Power of the Purse®.  With 184 career goals, Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in the history of international women’s soccer and a vocal advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights. “Abby Wambach is using her success on the field to advance issues of importance to women and society as a whole,” said Elizabeth Brazas, CFWNC president. “She is fighting for pay equity for women and is a strong advocate for gender rights and the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Her call for female leadership and equity is a great fit for Power of the Purse®, and we look forward to having her here.” Wambach, American Soccer Icon, Olympic gold medalist and activist, was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Her ability to wear down defenses with her physical play, aerial game and hard running has been a key to the USA’s success. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Wambach retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. A true leader on and off the field, she is dedicating the next chapter of her career to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries.

Women for Women members will be given an exclusive opportunity to purchase ten reservations before they go on sale to the public. Look for details in the new year. We’re looking forward to a successful 15th anniversary event and to celebrating the Women for Women grantees.

Click here to learn more about The Community Foundation Women for Women Giving.

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