Every journey starts with a single step...and requires many more along the way. We have put together a road map of more than 75 small and large milestones on the way through the first season of the new professional women's soccer league in 2009.
We've already hit several major milestones - assembled the ownership group, been accepted as a charter member of the new League, agreed to lease terms with Toyota Park, agreed to a major partnership with the Illinois Women's Soccer League and confirmed my role in the organization for the next several years.
The next major steps to be finalized over the next couple months start with finalizing our vision, mission and value statements and include hiring a general manager, hiring a head coach, securing our first couple players, organizing a role for the public in the process to name the team, assembling an advisory board with representation from various stakeholders and establishing partnerships with the Chicago Fire, FC Indiana and other key soccer community leaders...and that's just a portion of the road map for the next couple months.
There is certainly plenty of work to do and i look forward to following our road map. The joy is in the journey.