Rushia Brown, the South Carolina native has made the world her home. As a professional athlete, Rushia played 17 seasons of basketball in 6 different countries. The Furman University and Southern Conference Hall of Famer, was one of the original pioneers in the WNBA, which started in 1997. Brown’s WNBA career spanned 7 years, 6 of which she spent with the Cleveland Rockers and 1 with the Charlotte Sting. Her 10 year internationally allowed her to live and play in Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Korea. Her emergence in these various cultures gave her the perspective needed to thrive in a life after sports.
When transitioning from the world of professional sports, Rushia decided that she would only pursue the passions that fed her spirit. She earned her Executive MBA from George Washington University to support her efforts. Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to be a part of starting several companies, including the Women’s Professional Basketball Alumnae, the only organization to assist women who have played professionally in the WNBA or Internationally as they transition into mainstream society; ServCom, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve its communities by providing educational and enrichment activities for its citizens; Hearts & Hands Catering, a family business offering health food alternatives; and Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine, a quarterly publication that serves as an educational platform encouraging minorities to start their own businesses.
Brown has made her mark in various sectors of business and continues to travel the world inspiring others to use their gifts and talents to pursue their dreams. Rushia currently serves as the Player Programs & Franchise Development Manager for the Las Vegas Aces. She also serves as a catalyst for change for those looking to take their lives and professions to the next level.