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|Posted: 09/27/19 12:45 pm ::: WATN: Monique Currie and Mistie Bass
|WATN: Monique Currie and Mistie Bass
--- Nike launched a pilot program to support former WNBA athletes as they transition from the court to a more corporate or entrepreneurial environment, and Currie is one of them. A Duke education doesn't hurt either. She graduated with a degree in public policy and African American studies.
--- She got the job, technically an associate product line manager. She works in shoes, specifically all-conditioning shoes, as well as hiking and trail shoes.
--- "It's a two-year program. My long-term goal is to find a position here. I love the company and what we do. You can't get anything done without working with the team and I love working with people."
--- Bass applied for an NBA internship last winter. She made the short list but didn't get offered. But they did advise her of a possibility on the other side of the country, again with Nike, not unlike Currie's position.
--- She got the job and also started April 1.
--- Currie works in shoes, Bass works in basketball apparel. She's also an associate product line manager, involved in product creation, with a global reach.
--- [Bass’s] son Braven just turned two.