Jennifer Simpson Carr goes on record with WBNA All-Star Kym Hampton to discuss how organizations can successfully recruit and retain diverse talent and the competitive advantage of diverse teams.
As a professional basketball player, Kym was drafted as the number four pick in the 1997 WNBA Elite draft and played three seasons for the New York Liberty. Prior to joining the WNBA, Kym did a 12-year professional stint overseas including -- Spain, Italy, France and Japan. After a 15-year professional playing career, she retired from basketball in 2000.
During Kym’s WNBA career and since then, she has become a plus size model in fashion as well as cosmetics. She is an original Cover Girl Queen Collection model featured in a nation-wide commercial. She has found herself in GLAMOUR, ESSENCE and other magazines. She is also a spokesperson for the NBA, WNBA, and New York Liberty.
As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, singing has always been a love of Kym’s and she has also had the opportunity to grace the television and film world during guest appearances on the “Cosby Show”, “Rosie”, NBA TV, The Bobby Flay “Throw Down” and celebrity “Wheel of Fortune”. Her film experience includes “JuWanna Mann” and “She Hate Me” so far.
A graduate of Arizona State University, she received her bachelor’s degree in theater but will go down in the university’s history book as one of the most decorated hoop players to wear a Sun Devil’s jersey.
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