September 21, 2022 — DENTON — Brandi Chastain, World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist in soccer, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Paup Lecture Series on the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University.
The talk, entitled “Women Lead to Win,” and sponsored by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, will take place at 7:00 pm on October 11 at Hubbard Hall and will be broadcast live. The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required for in-person attendance or live streaming.
Chastain will share insights into her athletic career and be part of a moderated discussion exploring the connection between female leadership and sports. Joining Chastain in the discussion will be Texas Woman Athletics Director Sandee Mott, who will also facilitate a Q&A session after the discussion.
While she played for the United States national football team from 1988 to 2004 and continued to play professionally until 2010, Chastain skyrocketed to international fame after scoring the winning penalty against China in the 1999 World Cup final. football analyst during the 2008 Olympics, and in 2014 he began training at Bellarmine College Preparatory School.
In addition to winning two gold medals, she was named a USWNT All-Time Best XI in 2013 and inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 2017. In her 192 caps for the US national team, Chastain has scored 30 goals.
To register and get more information about this event, visit the Paup Lecture website.
The Paup Lecture Series was launched in 2019 to highlight speakers who are bold, innovative and renowned experts in their fields. Although the lecture is free, donations are welcome.
About the Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series
The Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series was created through the generosity of Nancy and Ted Paup. The Paups, who reside in Fort Worth, are longtime supporters of TWU. Nancy manages and directs commercial, real estate and ranching interests in Texas. She previously served on the TWU System Board of Regents, including a term as vice president. Nancy is an elected member of the Texas Philosophical Society. She currently serves on the Texas Humanities Board of Trustees, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Executive Advisory Committee of The Handbook of Texas Women, the Board of Directors of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, and on the JNIWL Advisory Board. Nancy has raised funds across Texas for the arts, higher education, and historic preservation. His academic degrees include a master’s and bachelor’s degree from TWU. Ted is the president of Paup Mineral Management, LLC
About the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership
The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is dedicated to preparing more women for successful roles in business and public service. Through the institute’s three specialist centers – Center for Student Leadership, Center for Women Entrepreneurs, and Center for Women in Public Policy and Policy – women gain the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills to build entrepreneurial businesses, and the required to apply for public office.