Former world No. 1 Serena Williams shared an inspiring and powerful message in the Super Bowl ad for Tonal Systems Inc. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, says we should never doubt ourselves as our bodies are capable of doing amazing things.
"Never be afraid of your strength because your body is capable of amazing things, The one they said you shouldn't have, the one driven by a power they can't see. Own your strength and see how far it takes you," Williams says in the video campaign.
Williams knows a thing or two about success
Williams is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history.
Though Williams is one of the most accomplished players, she herself went through failures -- but she used those failures and losses to grow from them. “What I love about this Tonal campaign, ‘Strength Made Me,’ is that it celebrates women who are not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally strong,” Williams said.
“The key takeaway is to embrace your strength, no matter what other people tell you. And you can achieve amazing things”. Williams, 40, won't be hanging around for too long. Williams is now trying to find new interests and invest in them.
“I love playing tennis, but know I can’t do it forever,” Williams said. “I would see companies pop up, like Instagrams and Snapchats, and wanted to understand how I could get on those cap tables. I asked around, did my due diligence, then started investing.
“I built my team to have no unconscious biases, so we invest in everyone. But it’s important for us to give opportunities to those getting skipped over -- if the founder happens to be a woman, or happens to be a person of color, that’s a bonus for us. Our portfolio is 60% diverse." founders”.