Tennis legend Billie Jean King has joined the UBS initiative #TOGETHERBAND. UBS made the announcement on their Twitter account welcoming the 12-time Grand Slam champion King on board. UBS tweeted - We're thrilled to have @BillieJeanKing, @BJKLInitiative Founder, on board as a #TOGETHERBAND ambassador for @UN SDG #5 #GenderEquality.
See with which former US president she is sharing her #TOGETHERBAND. https://t.co/kbvx6Ent6Y #IWD2020 #eachforequal #girlstakefinance #shareUBS pic.twitter.com/UI3EB9st6u The goal that Billie Jean King will be working with UBS on is Gender Equality which they describe on their website as - 'Equal pay.
Access to education. The eradication of forced marriages. Not to have to teach daughters to walk home at night, keys clutched in hand. A better world for women will make a better world for all. Explore Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Gender Equality' Besides winning 12 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, King was the pioneering force behind the WTA Tour.
She has also been an activist for gender equality rights as well as for the LGBTQ!+ community.