WNBA champion Renee Montgomery is known for her achievements on the basketball court but recently turned her attention to her community amidst recent racial tensions across the US. "Inspired by the rising movement against racism in the US, Montgomery made an unexpected decision: she opted out of her dream job."
She shares the reasons behind her decision in 'How to turn moments into momentum,' a thought-provoking TED talk that also shows viewers how to find more meaning in their lives. After news coverage of George Floyd's tragic death and subsequent protests across the country, Renee Montgomery grew concerned about her community, prompting her to call her mom who explained that "when people feel their voices aren't being heard, they have to make it felt."
The statement strongly resonated with the WNBA champion, leading her to opt out of her dream career and comfort zone in order to truly "opt" in to helping change the world for the better by taking real action. Montgomery embraces the idea of "making it felt" by defining what it means to her and explains the steps she's taking to bring access to equal opportunities within her community.