Pittsford's Abby Wambach is staying busy since her retirement from soccer in 2015. The hall of famer is a bestselling author, social activist, and philanthropist.
“Because of those books, I create content and I'm able to then transition those books, those ideas, the philosophies into speaking engagements," Wambach said.
Wambach is a longtime supporter of diversity and equality in the workplace.
"I started a business, a leadership development business that goes into corporate America that tries to get more, not just women but more diversity at leadership tables where decisions are made so that those products of those companies can be more diverse as they go out into the hands of the consumer," she said.
Wambach remains actively involved in the fight for equal pay for women, specifically within U.S. Soccer.
“Of course, our women's national team makes good money in comparison to other women in the world. However, when you compare it to their male counterparts inside of U.S. Soccer, they've earned more money than the men's national team since 2016 and how can it be that our men's national team is in fact still being paid more than our women's national team?" Wambach said.
Wambach married fellow author Glennon Doyle in 2017. Doyle has three children from her previous marriage, so Wambach became a soccer mom.
"They love watching the national team, they love watching NWSL, so I'm grateful for that, that I get to stay connected and it's not like pulling teeth. Come on kids, let's watch this, they actually remind me that games are on and sitting on the sidelines watching my daughters play, like what a trip that is, so yeah, I'm still involved," Wambach said.
Coming up on Thursday, Wambach with more on how she's staying involved with the game she loves.