Venus Williams on The Fight for Equal Pay and Her Privilege Tax Initiative
Our guest on this very special episode of the Keep Going Podcast is Venus Williams! Venus is one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, having spent years atop the world rankings while ushering a new era of power and athleticism into the women’s game.
Not only is Venus an incredibly accomplished athlete, she is also a successful business woman and has done so much to be a strong advocate for women over the years.
Throughout the month of March, in celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Venus has launched an awareness initiative to spotlight the wage inequality issue, and unveiled a platform of resources for corporations and employees to address the matter on a grassroots level.
Women make 81 cents to the $1 that men earn on average, so Venus will be working to fill in the gap this March by implementing a #PrivilegeTax on her lifestyle brand EleVen by Venus’ website by including an option at checkout to opt to donate 19 cents for every purchase made. Here at TB12, we are joining her in the fight to close the gender pay gap by implementing the #PrivilegeTax on our own website and donating 19 cents from every purchase to Girls Inc. of Greater Los Angeles, a charity committed to inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
We hope you enjoy this short but impactful discussion with the incredible Venus Williams. Let’s Go!