Serena Williams Takes On Women’s Equality As The Guest Editor For ‘WIRED’


The Serena Williams takeover continues. This time the tennis superstar serves it up as a guest editor of the latest issue of WIRED magazine and gives an insight on her ambitious pursuit concerning equality for women in every aspect. The 21-time Grand Slam champ shares her views on being a role model, the presence of positivity, the importance of education, and so much more .

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In WIRED’s newest installment, Williams talks about the battle against racism in the workforce as she shares that not only do companies need to take minorities into consideration but women as well being included into being candidates for a position. “In the NFL, they have something called the Rooney rule. It says that teams have to interview minority candidates for senior jobs,” says Williams. “It’s a rule that companies in Silicon Valley are starting to follow too, and that’s great. But we need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech.”

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Williams also voiced her support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and encourages others to keep the campaign active. “To those of you involved in equality movements like Black Lives Matter, I say this: Keep it up. Don’t let those trolls stop you. We’ve been through so much for so many centuries, and we shall overcome this, too.” Read Serena’s full body of work as WIRED’s guest editor and be ready for more from Ms. Williams as she releases more features over the next few weeks.