Trailblazing sports icon Billie Jean King is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. However, her impact goes beyond the tennis court. For decades, King has been at the forefront of the fight for gender equality in sports and all sectors of society. Her commitment to equal rights and opportunities has been unwavering, and she continues to be a driving force for change.In her own words, King states, “At 12 years old, I committed my life to equal rights and opportunities for all. We have so much more work to do, and that drives me every day.” This powerful statement encapsulates her dedication to creating a more inclusive world for everyone.
Today, King has found a like-minded partner in fashion designer Tory Burch, who is also a champion for women’s equality. Burch, the founder of the Tory Burch clothing brand and the Tory Burch Foundation, shares King’s passion for empowering women and women entrepreneurs. Together, they are working towards creating a world where women have equal access to opportunities and resources.
The Tory Burch Foundation is committed to supporting women entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Each year, the foundation selects 50 women entrepreneurs for a yearlong program. These women gain access to workshops, coaching sessions, network-building opportunities, and financial resources.