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Serena Williams is taking on a new challenge in Silicon Valley, accepting a spot on online polling company SurveyMonkey’s board to push for more workplace diversity, reports The Associated Press.

From The Associated Press:

“I feel like diversity is something I speak to,” Williams said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Change is always happening; change is always building. What is important to me is to be at the forefront of the change and to make it easier for the next person that comes behind me.”

Williams didn’t offer specifics about her goals as a corporate director. She implied that her very presence can help push the company — and, by extension, the industry as a whole — in a more diverse direction.

Joining the board will allow Williams to tap into her experience as a tennis champion and entrepreneur, reports Fortune.

SOURCE: The Associated PressFortune


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