Champion tennis player Serena Williams has joined the board of online polling tech giant Survey Monkey in her first public directorship role. With diversity seen as a key factor in the building of effective company boards, we can expect to see more appointments which display outside-the-box thinking in this manner.
The athlete, whose winning streaks have made her the most successful woman in tennis, said she would use her role to foster a more inclusive environment in the technology industry.“I feel like diversity is something I speak to,” Williams told 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.”