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communities. Making sports available to all girls is one of the best investments we can make to prepare for an uncertain future that absolutely will require competent and diverse leadership.At last week's FIFA Women's World Cup USA vs. Nigeria game in Vancouver, Canada, I was ecstatic to be in the stands with 53,000 other women's soccer fans (which matched the average attendance for the men's World Cup games in Brazil last year), with another 5 million watching on TV. When I played high school soccer in Omaha NE (1982-1986), women's soccer was not yet an officially sanctioned state sport. The largest crowd I ever played in front of was probably about 27 -- all of whom were related to the girls on the field. We have come so far, and have the potential to go so much further!Participating in sports gave me skills that I use every day to successfully compete as an entrepreneur in the global economy. Elite athletes (the top 1 percent) get the most attention, but all participants in sports have the opportunity to learn relevant life skills in a safe environment. I learned the importance of fundamentals from my grade school basketball coach; make most of your layups and free throws, and you'll win almost every grade school basketball game. Today, I translate these into the fundamentals for business (be on time, call people back, meet your commitments, keep your word) and they guide my daily decisions in running my business. I learned strategy from my high school basketball coach, how to scope out the competition, expose their weaknesses, and leverage your strengths. When I competed for my first large government contract, it was me against a Fortune 500 company with dozens of seasoned professionals working on the bid. I understood how to scope out their weaknesses and leverage my strengths, and I won the contract.Join Us to Drive Change at FIFAAre you familiar with crowdsourcing? It is the process of reaching your objectives by soliciting contributions from a large group of people. I'm suggesting a slightly different variation which I call 'consumer sourcing' of power. Follow the money to the source, and you will find cheap fifa coins that each and every one of you reading this article has the ability to impact the entire FIFA ecosystem when we act together as millions of consumers (men and women). When we stand alone, we are weak. When we stand together we are unstoppable. The organizational chart looks something like this: Yes, we are two levels above Sepp Blatter in the hierarchy, and we should start acting like it. This means we can stop all the silliness of "I hope FIFA is listening" and "we are at FIFA's mercy." This is simply not true, and we owe it to every girl on the planet to show them how to exercise their power via a united front.We have the ability to bring parity for women in FIFA to the table as FIFA is being redefined.