I am a longtime fan of all things US Women's National Team, especially the OG of GOATs, Abby Wombach. She's the ALL TIME leading scorer in international soccer, men and women. So it was a no brainer to pick up her book, Wolfpack, her "empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together." Ker-pow! Was it ever!
I've seen a lot of posts lately asking about gifts and good advice to give to new graduates, and this is it. But it also is great for any women at any season of their life. Here are a just a few highlights (of many):
"A champion never allows a short-term failure to take her out of the long-term game. A women who doesn't give up can never lose."
"Real leaders don't mimic a cultural construct of what a leader looks, sounds, and acts like. They understand that there are as many authentic ways to lead as there are people."
"The most important thing I've learned is what you do will never define you for long. Who you are always will."
It's a pretty quick read, actually an expansion of this speech she gave at Barnard College. I highly, HIGHLY, recommend it.