She is the first female president of U.S. Soccer, the second sitting National Soccer Hall of Fame inductee and the first person to hold the position who played for a senior U.S. National Team. She is also one of only seven female Federation presidents across FIFA’s 211 member associations.
Parlow Cone is a three-time Olympian (gold medalist in 1996 & 2004 and a silver medalist in 2000) and a member of the historic 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup winning side, scoring two goals in that tournament including a diving header against Nigeria in group play and the crucial opening score in the 2-0 semifinal victory against Brazil. She is the youngest player ever to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Women's World Cup title.
Her priorities as president include focusing on improving efforts to take meaningful action in the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging space, stabilizing and ensuring the long and short-term financial viability of the Federation, improving communication and interaction with all of U.S. Soccer’s players and member organizations, and putting an increased emphasis on team building among the staff. All initiatives which make her talk, “Lessons in Business and Leadership,” meaningful to not only Miami students, faculty, and staff, but the community as a whole.
The lecture will take place in the Farmer School of Business' Taylor Auditorium on April 26 at 6 p.m.