From Courts to Career
At NIKE, Inc., you may brainstorm, lunch break and work alongside the likes of two-time WNBA champion Olympia Scott. That's thanks to the Women in Nike program (WIN), which has introduced a third cohort of 16 athletes to the NIKE, Inc. offices.
The goal of the two-year WIN program is for retired or retiring WNBA players to gain work experience in a corporate setting across Nike, Converse, or the Jordan Brand — and the benefits are a two-way street. The athletes’ backgrounds provide an expertise in sport and a range of qualities that naturally feed a successful corporate team. “In the WNBA, I was the new draft pick. I was the new mother returning to the court. I was the new trade, the new free agent, the captain, the champion,” says Scott, a two-time WNBA champion who now works as an Associate Product Line Manager in Men’s Apparel. “Being in so many different roles helped me understand how to be a good teammate, how to value each person because they bring a unique skillset, and most important, how to lead from any position to help the group.”
Read more about the women in the third WIN cohort here.