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Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman

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Julie Foudy

Know What Matters, Help Others, Challenge the Status Quo

One afternoon in June 2010, a dozen South African boys and girls converted a dusty, all-dirt courtyard in the middle of Soweto Township into a soccer field, using trash cans in place of nets. It happens every day, thousands of times, in every country around the world. Someone has a soccer ball, kids gather, they set up a makeshift field, they play. But there was something special about this game. Julie Foudy—retired American soccer star, member of the team that won the first Women’s World Cup, athlete with two Olympic gold medals to her name—wanted to join. Someone suggested they play boys versus girls.

Foudy had traveled to South Africa to cover the World Cup for ESPN. ...

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