Serena Williams Has Words For The New York Times For Misrepresenting Her In A Photo
Williams slammed the New York Times for the major oversight on Twitter, writing:
“No matter how far we come, we get reminded that it’s not enough. This is why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by engrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am overlooked. You can do better, @nytimes.”
In an attempt to clean up on aisle six, the New York Times quickly addressed the hiccup in the comment section. Stating the incorrect photo was used in the print version of the story, but the image was updated online.
Over the last nine years, Serena Ventures has financially supported nearly 60 companies in its growing portfolio.
Including fintech giants such as Propel and Cointracker, in addition to consumer product innovators like Daily Harvest and Master Class. Inclusivity is a core value of the venture capital fund’s mission. With 76 percent of its portfolio representing women and Black burgeoning business owners.
Back in July 2021, Williams launched her fintech start-up Esusu. Which gives renters the tools they need to improve their credit scores. The data solutions company allows people to report their rent payments to multiple credit bureaus in the hopes of tackling the credit “invisibility” issue. Which continues to impact Americans. Failure to report credit data to the top agencies like Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, could be problematic for people looking to leverage their scores. For reasons like in order purchasing a home, take out a business loan or pursue their education.
The 40-year-old award-winning athlete previously gushed about the initiative during an interview with CNBC.