The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) has honored multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams with the Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award, Tuesday, July 13.
The event was held in downtown Los Angeles and themed “Saluting Women who Change the Game”.
Special guests included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Williams, Rachel Grant, LaVan Davis and more.
Faye Washington, CEO, YWCA GLA, said, “Venus Williams exemplifies the YWCA’s core mission of ‘eliminating racism, empowering women’. She is the quintessential example of our event theme, ‘Saluting Women who Change the Game’. We are so proud of her accomplishments on and off the court and so grateful to her for embracing our Job Corps program and students.”
Williams is participating in a two-day visit to her hometown Los Angeles to support the YWCA GLA Job Corps.