Wow! We love Abby!

Thank you for joining us for A Conversation with Abby Wambach. We hope you left as inspired as we are to work towards gender equality.

Share your experience by using #FORWARD and see what others are saying about this event on Twitter and Instagram! And be on the lookout for event photos on our website and Facebook in the next week.

Ready for what's next? 

As Abby discussed, the pay gap is real. We invite you to attend our next PULSE Study research release on Monday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. Join us, and you'll find out more about the causes and long-term impacts of the wage gap on women and our local economy.

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Thank you to our 'in" crowd!

Thank you for being a host or hostess for this event! We hope you had a great time and got the opportunity to meet (and get a selfie!) with Abby at the VIP reception following the speech and pick up your signed copy of her memoir. If you still need to pay for your host/hostess ticket, we have 2 ways you can do so: 

  • By with a credit card online
  • By check and mailing to The Women’s Fund, 200 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 with adding to the memo line “Kickin it with Abby!”

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

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Our Interviewer - Betsy M. Ross 

Betsy M. RossEmmy® award winning sports reporter Betsy M. Ross is president of Game Day Communications, a sports and entertainment communications firm based in Cincinnati and founded in 2002. In October of 2010, her first book titled Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in Men’s Sports was released to a national audience. 

As one of the first women to break into national sports news, Ross most recently worked as an anchor at ESPN for five years. Before anchoring SportsCenter and ESPNews, Ross worked at NBC News Channel and Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, WLWT‐TV, for seven years, where she covered the 1996 Presidential Election and Inauguration and the 1996 Atlanta Games. 

She continues to be involved in sports broadcasting as play‐by‐play anchor for women’s college basketball for ESPN, Fox Sports and other national and regional outlets, and as a sports reporter for Cincinnati’s FOX 19. She won a regional Emmy® for her work on the broadcast of the Lauren Hill Mt. St. Joseph-Hilliard College basketball game at Xavier University in November 2014. She is also the in‐stadium marketing talent for the Cincinnati Bengals and handles the public address announcing for University of Cincinnati women’s basketball, soccer and lacrosse. 

She teaches a master’s level course, Sports and PR, at Xavier University and most recently taught a Sports Journalism course in the Media School at Indiana University. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State and a master’s at the University of Notre Dame. 

More about A Conversation With...

In 2012, The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation created a signature event to celebrate Women’s History Month. We invited a female history maker to speak in an intimate setting – where she could share her journey, her triumphs and her obstacles with our supporters.

Our Past Speakers:

  • In 2016, Cokie Roberts joined us to share her wisdom gained from being an NPR correspondent, political commentator, award-winning broadcaster, and best-selling author. "Investing in women and girls keeps a country out of poverty," she said at our event. See photos from this inspiring event on Flickr!
  • In 2015, we welcomed Lisa Ling to share her experience as a groundbreaking journalist and a human rights advocate.
  • In 2014, we welcomed Sen. Olympia Snowe to share her experience as the first woman to serve in both chambers of her state’s legislature as well as both chambers of the United States Congress.
  • In 2013, we welcomed Phyllis S. Sewell (video) – the first female Senior Vice President of Federated (now Macy's), the first female executive officer of a Fortune 500 company in Cincinnati and a veteran of many corporate boards.
  • For our first year in 2012, we invited Marian Spencer, civil rights activist who fought to desegregate Coney Island and went on to become the first African-American woman to serve on Cincinnati’s City Council.

See our 2016 Photos

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