Tennis legend Serena Williams has joined The Mom Project, a leading career destination connecting moms with world-class companies, as a strategic advisor, according to a press release from the company. The Mom Project currently serves a community of 200,000+ professionals, while connecting them to over $50M in economic opportunity since its inception in 2016.
Some of the companies working with The Mom Project currently include Facebook, Nike, Invesco, Etsy, JLL, Gap, Delta, Uber, Twitter, Apple and Georgia Pacific. Williams commented as part of the announcement, "I'm calling on CEOs, Heads of People and Business Leaders big and small.
It doesn't matter whether you're a team of 1 or 100,000; if you're hiring, are you considering hiring moms? Together, we can influence how work gets done and build a better workplace for the future." Allison Robinson, CEO and Founder of The Mom Project, commented, "It is a dream to welcome Serena to our team; she is truly the embodiment of The Mom Project's mission and what we aspire to.
Serena is a role model to so many moms, reminding us that when we recognize our own strength -- we are unstoppable. By joining forces, we will be able to accelerate change for moms in America and champion the support needed in the workplace and through public policy to ensure they can thrive According to Forbes, one of The Mom Project’s biggest investors is Initialized Capital, the venture fund of Reddit Co-Founder, Alexis Ohanian, who is Serena's husband.
While the terms of the arrangement with The Mom Project were not disclosed, Forbes says it is likely that Williams will be receiving equity in the company. Serena is a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion in tennis is chasing Margaret Court's all time record of 24 Grand Slams in singles.
The former World No. 1 is currently ranked No. 9 in the world rankings.