Board Member, USA, United Bid Committee 2026
Founder of Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy and Television Analyst and Reporter for ESPN/ABC
Julie Foudy is currently a reporter and analyst for ABC/ESPN, contributor and writer for espnW, director of her Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academies, motivational speaker, and author of Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU.
Foudy had a sensational soccer career while playing on the US Women’s National Team for 17 years, serving as Captain for 13 of those years. A two-time Women’s World Cup Champion and three-time Olympic medalist (2 Gold, 1 Silver), she finished her National Team career with 45 goals, 59 assists, and 273 international appearances. Foudy also captained the WUSA's San Diego Spirit for three years, and was a 4 time All-American at Stanford University. She was inducted in the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007, alongside longtime teammate and friend, Mia Hamm.
Foudy founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy (JFSLA) in 2006, along with her husband Ian Sawyers. The JFSLA is a unique residential camp experience that uses sports as a vehicle to teach leadership skills for life. In 2006, she also founded the Julie Foudy Leadership Foundation (JFLF), a non-profit, 510(c)3 public charity.
Foudy currently sits on the board of Athletes for Hope (AFH). She is also an espnW advisory Board Member, a Positive Coaching Alliance advisory Board Member, a Steel Sports Inc. advisory Board Member, and served as a global spokeswoman for Global Girl Media. She was awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award, becoming the first woman and American to receive the award, for her work against child labor in the stitching of soccer balls.