Soccer Legend Abby Wambach to Keynote at Linkage’s 20th Annual Women in Leadership Institute (WIL)


Sarah Breigle, Sr. Director of Marketing, Linkage, Inc. | 781.402.5599

Date – February 2, 2019

BOSTON, Mass: Linkage, a leading provider of strategic leadership development solutions, has announced that soccer legend, best-selling author, and activist Abby Wambach will join them at the 20th Annual Women in Leadership Institute (WIL) on November 11–14, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Abby 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 was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of New York Times best sellers Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK.

Wambach is also cofounder of WOLFPACK Endeavor, an organization revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus.

“We are thrilled to welcome Abby to the stage to speak about her incredible leadership journey,” said Kristen Howe, Chief Product Officer at Linkage. “An advocate for equality and inclusion, Abby’s inspirational story will change the way you think about leadership.”

Wambach will appear alongside trailblazing sports agent Molly Fletcher, Wall Street legend Carla Harris, and entrepreneur Shiza Shahid, among other premier thought leaders and thinkers. This year’s event marks the 20th annual Women in Leadership Institute, a world-class women’s leadership conference designed to empower high-potential women leaders to scale the hurdles to advancement and thrive.

About Linkage: For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our leadership data, insights and frameworks—empowering leading organizations to solve their most vexing leadership challenges. From developing effective, purposeful leaders to advancing women and creating cultures of inclusion, we guide our clients with proven Solutions to create transformative change.