Serena Williams wants more African-American engineers in the tech industry

Serena Williams has won 73 WTA singles titles: 23 of them are Grand Slam events (Open Era all-time record, including men), making her the second player to win the most Majors in this specialty , behind Margaret Smith Court, with 24.

He has achieved the virtual Grand Slam, which consists of winning four consecutive Slams that are not played in the same calendar year, twice (in the two years 2002-2003 and 2014-2015).

He also won five year-end Master Cups and 19 Premier category tournaments (6 Premier Mandatory, 6 Premier 5 and 7 Premier), as well as 21 Tier I and II titles and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics against Maria Sharapova.

Not only in singles, where Serena Williams can boast many victories, but also in women’s doubles and mixed doubles, where she has another 16 Grand Slam tournaments: 14 wins with her older sister Venus and two in mixed doubles, both won with Maks Mirny. in 1998.

Serena Williams wants more African-American engineers

Serena Williams wishes there were more African-American engineers in the US tech industry because only 5% of engineers in the US are African-American.

To help solve this problem, Serena decided to invest in Karat, a $1 billion-plus Seattle-based startup that has developed an HR platform capable of conducting job interviews remotely.

The goal is for 100,000 African-American engineers to join the tech industry over the next decade. Serena said, “The tech industry is focused on solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

My goal is to ensure that solutions to these challenges are developed by each of us. There has never been a shortage of geniuses of color in America: only limits to access and opportunity.

That’s why I’m proud to partner with companies like Karat.” Founded in 2008, Serena Ventures is the gamer’s venture capital fund, continuing to invest in technology companies around the world.

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