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Renee Montgomery on Being First Retired WNBA Player to Be Owner, Exec: It's 'a Responsibility'

Renee Montgomery is looking forward to a time when more athletes will be able to take leadership roles after dedicating years to the sport they love. In February, Montgomery, 34, became the first former player to be both a co-owner and executive of a WNBA team. In addition, she is among the few openly gay women of color in the front office of a professional sports team in the U.S.
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Former WNBA Star Renee Montgomery Has A New Position: Venture Capitalist

Two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery shook the sports world last year when the Atlanta Dream point guard opted out of her 12th season to turn her attention full time to social justice reform. Through the Renee Montgomery Foundation, she launched the Remember the 3rd campaign in 2020 to empower voters, and earlier this year, she joined with fellow athlete LeBron James and others to buy her former team. The Atlanta Dream’s previous co-owner, Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, actively opposed the WNBA’s support of Black Lives Matter. Montgomery also put her money where her mouth is as an angel investor in underrepresented entrepreneurs. Now, she has a new position: venture capitalist.
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From the Backcourt to the Front Office, Renee Montgomery Can Do It All

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. When something’s right, Renee Montgomery just knows it. The two-time WNBA champion has...
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Renee Montgomery first recipient of Atlanta Hawks' Forever 404 Honors

Prior to Thursday night’s Atlanta Hawks game, during which the team will debut its 2021-22 NIKE NBA City Edition Uniforms and corresponding court at State Farm Arena, the Hawks launched the ‘Forever 404 Honors presented by Sharecare.’. Throughout this season, the Hawks will play in 12 ‘Forever 404’ nights and...
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