Venus Williams offers her top advice on expanding equal pay

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In the quest for equal pay, Venus Williams isn’t playing games.

Venus is a professional tennis player who keeps her eyes on court while she competes. However, Venus knows that there is a bigger project beyond the court and deserves all of our attention. The 41-year old athlete is speaking out to make Equal Pay Day a reality.

“The #PrivilegeTax movement is what we’ve coined as this real data that shows that women only make 82 cents for every dollar that men make and it’s a serious problem,”E! only shared Venus News. “I’m very passionate about it because this happened to me.”

Venus, who was 18 when she reached the Grand Slams, said that she realized she wasn’t getting the same pay as the men competing. It was an awakening. “hard blow”She doesn’t want young women to have this experience.

“I’m very excited to be partnering with many companies to close this gap, to raise awareness, to raise money at a grassroots level and also partner with Credit Karma who has made this happen within their organization in the last few years,” Venus continued. “I want to make sure that this gap has been closed.”