Renee Montgomery

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  • Co-Owner & Vice President of the Atlanta Dream - The First WNBA Player to Become an Owner and Executive of a WNBA Team
  • Two-Time WNBA Champion and All-Star
  • General Partner, Valor Ventures
  • Philanthropist and Founder, the Renee Montgomery Foundation



Two-time WNBA Champion, sports analyst, and ground-breaking entrepreneur Renee Montgomery made her mark as a player and is continuing to make history. During her eleven-year career as a professional basketball player, Montgomery led her team to two WNBA Championship wins, was named an All-Star, and the 6th Woman of the Year. As Montgomery turned her focus to social justice reform, she retired from the league and pivoted to team ownership, becoming the first WNBA player to become an owner and executive of a WNBA team. She is known for her TED Talk How to Turn Moments into Momentum, sharing her journey taking a leap of faith to stand up for what is right. Montgomery is sought-after for her insights about leadership, entrepreneurship, and diversity and social justice, making an impact on audiences of all kinds.

Montgomery is also an acclaimed sports analyst, working as a studio analyst for the NBA/WNBA with Turner/NBA TV and most recently covering the 2022 NCAA Final Four with CBS. Montgomery is host of her own podcast on the LeBatard & Friends network titled Montgomery & Co. In addition to her role as Co-Owner and Vice President of the Atlanta Dream, she is also a part-owner of the FCF Beasts indoor football team, and General Partner of Valor VC. A committed philanthropist, her Renee Montgomery Foundation strives to promote positivity, teamwork, and make dreams come true along the way.

 

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Develop the Business Skills of an Athlete

The most important traits of top athletes are highly sought-after in the world of business: leadership, teamwork, confidence, and discipline. Two-time WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery takes the audience step by step through how these key traits are learned, as well as the impact the ...

The most important traits of top athletes are highly sought-after in the world of business: leadership, teamwork, confidence, and discipline. Two-time WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery takes the audience step by step through how these key traits are learned, as well as the impact they’ll have on your team and your organization, in this empowering talk for audiences of all kinds.

Doing Big Business as a Black Woman

Two-time WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery made her own way, from becoming an owner of two pro sports teams to becoming a General Partner at Valor Ventures. Montgomery breaks down the perceptions and expectations about how a businesswoman should look and act, and shares insights abou ...

Two-time WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery made her own way, from becoming an owner of two pro sports teams to becoming a General Partner at Valor Ventures. Montgomery breaks down the perceptions and expectations about how a businesswoman should look and act, and shares insights about the struggles and triumphs of doing big business as a Black woman in this inspiring keynote speech.

Diversity: How to Turn Moments into Momentum

Inspired by her viral TEDx Talk, WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery shares practical and powerful insights on navigating the ‘new normal’ and offers individuals and organizations a vital perspective on keeping diversity top of mind and how to be an ally. Drawing on the empowering call ...

Inspired by her viral TEDx Talk, WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery shares practical and powerful insights on navigating the ‘new normal’ and offers individuals and organizations a vital perspective on keeping diversity top of mind and how to be an ally. Drawing on the empowering call to action from her TEDx Talk, Montgomery encourages the audience to ‘make it felt’ and cultivate real connection in order to make a difference, together.

Social Justice Journey: Taking a Leap of Faith

During the racial reckoning of 2020, athletes like two-time WNBA Champion Renee Montgomery emerged as activist and leaders. When Montgomery decided to retire from her dream career as a professional basketball player on 6/18/2020, she took a leap of faith to stand up for what is right and began her s ...

During the racial reckoning of 2020, athletes like two-time WNBA Champion Renee Montgomery emerged as activist and leaders. When Montgomery decided to retire from her dream career as a professional basketball player on 6/18/2020, she took a leap of faith to stand up for what is right and began her social justice journey. Montgomery offers powerful reflections from that time, and shares how we can all begin our journey to a better future together.

What it Takes to Be a Leader

WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery shares her journey to becoming a leader, on and off the court. While some people think you are born a leader, Montgomery believes great leaders can be made, and offers personal insights and practical takeaways about leadership in business and in life ...

WNBA Champion and business mogul Renee Montgomery shares her journey to becoming a leader, on and off the court. While some people think you are born a leader, Montgomery believes great leaders can be made, and offers personal insights and practical takeaways about leadership in business and in life.

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Renee Montgomery, a West Virginia native with 3 Girls State Basketball Championships, graduated from UConn as a two-time All-American in 2009 and played on an undefeated team that went on to win the NCAA championship that year. She was drafted 4th overall in the WNBA and is a 2-time WNBA Champion while also being named All-Star and 6th Woman of the Year in her 11-year professional career. In broadcasting, she serves as a sports analyst and host to numerous shows including her own weekly podcast Montgomery & Co. and Takeline. In February 2021, Montgomery decided to retire after sitting out of the 2020 WNBA season to focus on social justice reform. That same year, she became co-owner and Vice President of the Atlanta Dream, making her the first WNBA player to become an owner and executive of a WNBA team.