Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion. She is second all-time in goals scored in International competition and her ability to lead her American teammates was a key to the USA’s success for over a decade. 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 two New York Times bestsellers; Forward: A Memoir and WOLFPACK, released in April 2019. She is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, a company that is partnering with organizations to champion women in the workplace and the world. Wolfpack is based on Abby Wambach’s viral 2018 commencement speech to Barnard College’s graduates in New York City. Abby Wambach delivers her empowering rally cry for women to unleash their individual power, unite with their pack, and emerge victorious together. To view the speech visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJe40l2waxs&t=1s
Abby Wambach 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 the world. MasonReads will take an in-depth look into what each rule means through designated monthly activities. Below are a list of activities that can be done individually or in a group setting.
Rules & Monthly Activities:
August – Rule #1 Create your own path
Activity: Create a multimedia form of what your “path” looks like. Share how and why you created your path the way you did with your professor and/or other students. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of August.
September – Rule #2 Be grateful for what you have and demand what you deserve
Activity: Write a letter to your local congressman about an issue you are passionate about. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of September. Additionally, this activity can be done individually or in a group setting.
October – Rule #3 Lead now-from wherever you are
Activity: Showcase a time where you were a leader to other students and/or a professor. Please describe how you exhibited leadership qualities in that situation. You can use any form of multimedia (i.e. powerpoint, news article, etc.) to aid in your description, if applicable. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of October. Additionally, this activity can be done individually or in a group setting.
November – Rule #4 Failure means you’re finally in the game.
Activity: Write and submit a story on overcoming failure. This story can be a work of fiction, nonfiction, or an anecdote. Please submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. A winner will be announced via our Instagram and Facebook page on December 1, 2020. The winner will be granted a prize. Please check back closer to the date for further details.
January – Rule #5 Be for each other
Activity: Utilize NSFP’s hashtag #bekindtoeachother to compliment students, professors and/or aspects of GMU that you love! There is no limit on posting, but please be kind and respectful! This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of January.
February – Rule #6 Believe in yourself. Demand the ball.
Activity: Create a showpiece on who inspires you the most. The showpiece should contain the following information: the individual’s name, why they inspire you and what you can learn from them. Share your showpiece with other students and/or professors. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of February. Additionally, this activity can be done individually or in a group setting.
March – Rule #7 Lead with humanity. Cultivate leaders.
Activity: Nominate someone that you think exemplifies great leadership in your community. Please provide a brief description about why you choose this individual along with a picture! Some of these leaders will be showcased on our NSFP’s Instagram and Facebook pages. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of March.
April – Rule #8 You’re not alone. You’ve got your pack.
Activity: Create a poem about the importance of friendship and connection. Please feel free to share the poem with your fellow classmates and/or professors. This activity can be done at any point throughout the month of April.