“Raised a Warrior: A Memoir of Soccer, Grit, and Leveling the Playing Field” by Susie Petruccelli is a trailblazing account of triumph in the face of sexism, self-doubt and injury. In it, she gives a remarkable global tour of the women’s soccer world, and presents a stirring call-to-action to secure equal pay and conditions.
Author: Susie Petruccelli
Susie Petruccelli is a former captain of the Harvard women's soccer team, youth coach, and activist. Susie is currently producing the documentary Warriors of a Beautiful Game, which tells the stories of barrier-breaking female soccer players from around the world, alongside Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, the daughter of the legendary Brazilian soccer star Pelé, and Julie Foudy, the US women's national soccer team legend and sports broadcaster. Susie has worked with Billie Jean King and the Women's Sports Foundation and serves on the Coaches Across Continents's Ask For Choice Advisory Team, which uses play to instill positive attitudes, skills, and knowledge on six continents based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She is a proud ambassador for the Equal Playing Field Initiative, which has broken four Guinness World Records to advance women's equality in sports, and she is executive producer of the Equal Playing Field documentary. Susie is also an executive producer of the suicide awareness film Last Call. With a background in programming, systems administration, and web design, Susie invests in female founded projects and startups like Build & Imagine, a women-owned toy company that designs STEM building toys for girls that was acquired by Melissa & Doug. Born and raised in Southern California, she currently resides in New York.