Sharing my learnings from the book, Wolfpack by Abby Wamback
Wolfpack by Abby Wamback
two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion, Abby Wambach, inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world.
- when it comes to gender equality, society still has a long way to go. Even in today’s supposedly woke world, many women are still playing by the old rules of the patriarchy.
- society likes to remind us that disobedient girls pay a high price for their waywardness. Just consider the tale of Little Red Riding Hood where the moral of the fairytale is that rules exist to be followed and little girls shouldn’t get curious. But Abby Wambach can’t see a lot of truth in that story. In fact, the best things in her life happened when she followed in Little Red Riding Hood’s footsteps and veered off the beaten track.
- Wambach’s most cherished role models are women who have chosen their own way in life, too. The women who refused to accept the status quo.
- The gender pay gap isn’t just a problem in sports. It’s an issue for women everywhere. Wambach believes that part of the problem is gratitude. Women are often so overwhelmed with gratitude at just being included, recognized or given a paycheck at all that they’re fearful of asking for more. To close the gender pay gap, women must learn to use their voices and demand equality
- far from rejecting the idea of failure, we should be determined to remember every single setback we have endured. Failure meant one thing – fuel. Fuel to get out there & prove to ourselves that we could come back stronger than ever
- In life, there are times when it won’t be you who scores. It will be the woman beside you. In these moments, it’s crucial that you start running in her direction, celebrating her achievement. we should be thinking of female empowerment as an infinite fountain from which we can all drink.
- Wambach had been afraid to showcase her talents. Deep down, she worried that her teammates would resent her for outshining them. But then she witnessed her idol Michelle Akers demanding the ball. A woman who burned with power & competitive spirit, shamelessly shouted out her desire to win and clearly believed she was the woman who could make that win happen.
- leadership doesn’t always have to resemble power and dominance. The best leaders don’t imitate society’s ideas of how a leader should behave – they simple strive to be themselves. Best teamwork occurs when leaders aren’t afraid to discard old hierarchies and listen to their followers’ voices.
- Women in all walks of life need sisterly support and encouragement. Seek out women you trust and respect.