The WNBA great is playing new positions in this quarter of her career.
Lisa Leslie changed the face of women's basketball and helped propel the sport forward. She was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks for the inaugural WNBA season in 1997, and she played on the team until her retirement in 2009. Leslie, now 44, was the first to dunk in a WNBA game, a three-time league MVP, and holds four Olympic gold medals.
After receiving her MBA from University of Phoenix, she became co-owner of the Los Angeles Sparks in 2011 and launched the Lisa Leslie Basketball & Leadership Academy. Today, she uses her legacy to inspire others in all aspects of life, from individual health to motherhood to success in business. Soon, she can add 'author' to her list of accolades. Her new book, From the Court to the Boardroom: The Path to Empowerment,hits shelves this spring. Here, Leslie discusses her latest endeavors, how she balances life as a busy public figure and mom, and how she thinks the sport has changed.