For Venus Williams, it’s not enough to be a tennis champion, she’s about that education life too! Congrats are in order for the former women’s tennis World No. 1, who recently earned a business degree from Indiana University East. By the way, this is an actual degree that she legitimately worked for, not an honorary degree for being famous.
According to Indy Star, Williams, 35, got a BS in Business Administration on August 14. This came four years after she enrolled in IU East’s online degree completion program.
“I’ve learned so much,” Williams said in an IU East press release. “It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on.”
Williams earned her associate degree in fashion design from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2007.
Williams said she was able to apply skills she acquired in classes at IU East to her businesses, which allowed her to work better with staff and be more strategic. She has her own clothing line, EleVen, and several other businesses.
And more #BlackGirlMagic has been sprinkled upon the universe!