Tennis star Serena Williams has called out the New York Times for publishing a photo of her sister Venus, along with an article on her new venture fund.
Serena Ventures is a new venture fund started by Serena after she raised $111 million dollars for it.
Going public with it, the tennis star tweeted a photo of the article, saying “This is why I raised $111M for @serenaventures. To support the founders who are overlooked by engrained systems woefully unaware of their biases. Because even I am overlooked.”
She ended her tweet by saying “You can do better @nytimes.”
In less than 24 hours, the tweet has been retweeted over 9 200 times with over 1 600 comments and almost 40 000 likes.
One of the comments on Serena’s tweet was that of the New York Times itself, saying “This was our mistake.”
According to CNN, The Times reported that “Serena Ventures” will invest in founders with “diverse points of view” and that the firm led by Williams is “already an active angel investor with a portfolio of 60 companies that includes SendWave, MasterClass and Daily Harvest”.
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