With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, tennis legend Venus Williams is arguably one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports.
Not only is Williams a force on the court, she is a successful female businesswoman who parlayed her fine-tuned business acumen with her healthy competitive spirit into two successful design ventures: fashion-forward activewear brand EleVen by Venus Williams, and V Starr, a full-service commercial and residential interior design firm. Earlier this year, Venus partnered with Credo Beauty to debut an award-winning line of clean, mineral-based SPF products under the EleVen by Venus umbrella. Her entrepreneurship in the health, wellness and beauty space also includes her role as Chief Brand Officer to Asutra.
Williams also has an immensive presence in the entertainment industry. In 2020, she executive produced and starred in “Game On!,” a sports comedy entertainment show from CBS hosted by Keegan-Michael Key with Williams and Rob Gronkowski starring as team captains.
Throughout her career, Williams has been a steadfast advocate for equality. In 2006 UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural organization titled her as the first “Promoter of Gender Equality.’ In 2007 it was her unwavering fight, which led Wimbledon to award women players the same pay as their male counterparts.
Williams' achievements throughout her legendary career have merited her a plethora of additional accolades, including being honored as Glamour Magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year,’ ESPN’s ‘WTA Player of the Year,’ and Forbes’ ‘Celebrity 100’ among others.
Williams holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University East and an Associate of Science in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.