Tennis champion Serena Williams pursues other passionate interests off the tennis court. In addition to her clothing and jewelry lines, she has created an investment firm, Serena Ventures. The firm’s goal is to invest in under-supported entrepreneurs. Reporting in Business Insider UK, journalist Sylvia Obell explores how Williams’ discipline and belief in herself enable her to embrace this new mission. About half of her firm’s investments have gone to female and/or Black entrepreneurs. Telling Williams she can’t do something only increases her motivation, so the naysayers who doubt her ability to provide funding for diverse entrepreneurs will soon discover the depth of Williams’ drive, ambition and commitment.
About the Author
Entertainment reporter Sylvia Obell writes about celebrities, hosts podcasts and provides on-camera commentaries.