Serena Williams Will Continue Raising Her Voice to ‘Make It Easier for People Coming Up After Me’

Tennis great accepts Adweek's 2018 Brand Visionary award

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Adweek’s 2018 Brand Visionary Serena Williams has advice for us all: “When others are doubting  you, and society is pushing you down, it’s always important to have that belief in yourself,” Williams said Wednesday night during her speech at Adweek’s Brand Genius gala in New York.

“I continue to raise my voice in hopes of breaking barriers and make it easier for people coming up after me,” said Williams, who thanked her husband, Alexis Ohanian, as well as her mother and father, “and of course my sister Venus, who I’m obsessed with.”

Watch Williams’ full speech above.


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