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Monday, February 10, 2014

Tennis Great Venus Williams To Headline Nation's Top Black Business Women's Conference

Venus Williams

Tennis superstar and entrepreneur Venus Williams will headline the 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Florida. Presented by Black Enterprise Magazine, the Women of Power Summit is the nation's No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 800 corporate executives, professionals and businesswomen from across the country. It will take place February 26 - March 1, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

Her Climb To Success

Williams, who along with her sister Serena has ruled the world of professional tennis for more than a decade, is also an accomplished entrepreneur. Growing up in a tight-knit family and coached by her parents Richard and Oracene, Williams entered the pro ranks of the Women's Tennis Association when she was 14 years old. Her attacking style and impressive physicality immediately caught the attention of the tennis world. Soon, the whole world was watching Williams rack up 43 WTA Tour titles, three Olympic Gold medals, break the record for fastest serve ever recorded (129 mph) and compete in the longest finals match in Wimbledon history (two hours and 45 minutes).

Not Just on the Tennis Court

Along the way, she has proven to be far more than just a world-class athlete, adding best-selling author, fashion designer and entrepreneur to her many accomplishments. Her businesses include, V*STARR and EleVen.

Other Featured Headliners

Other featured headliners of the 2014 Women of Power Summit include iconic civil rights activist and former NAACP Chairperson, Myrlie Evers-Williams; Apple Inc. Environmental Initiatives VP and former White House Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Lisa Jackson; and Linda Johnson-Rice and Desiree Rogers, chairperson and CEO, respectively, of Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

In addition, 8-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist Tank is set to perform at the annual Women of Power Concert & Dinner on the final evening of the Summit.

For more details and/or to register, visit www.blackenterprise.com/events/women-of-power-summit/

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