Yesha Callahan

Yes She Can: Venus Williams Gets Her Business Degree (And No, It’s Not Honorary)

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Venus Williams is a business woman, designer, and one of the best tennis players in the world. Now, she’s also a college grad.

Williams, who’s currently battling it out at the U.S. Open, recently graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The achievement comes four years after the tennis champ enrolled in I.U.’s online program,

Williams completed her last class this summer, and visited I.U. this past August to receive her degree, completing her lifelong dream of being a college grad.

“I’ve learned so much,” Williams said in a statement released by the university. “It was always my dream to have a business degree, and I ended up going to art school so many times, but in the back of my head I felt like I needed the tools to be a better leader, to be a better planner, to be better at all of the things I wanted to do in my businesses because I’m so hands-on.”

Williams completed her studies as part of a program between the university and the Women’s Tennis Benefits Association that “establishes our campus as the primary provider for baccalaureate online degree completion programs for WTA players.” Williams is the program’s first graduate.

Congrats Venus!

  1. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    Way to go Venus!

  2. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    CONGRATS VENUS, that is a straight up BOSS move.

  3. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    Congratulations to Venus! I love the Williams sisters even though they are very successful and rich they still believe in, strive for and stress education and learning.

  4. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    this woman is more than awesome – she is just phenomenal

    • September 2, 2015 - Reply


      Phenomenal woman – that’s her!

  5. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    Congratulations to Sister Venus Williams. She is a very strong woman, who has achieved greatness in education.

  6. September 1, 2015 - Reply

    Thats what im talking about! If you got the resources work for your degree~
    So many students would love to have the money to not worry about fees so I don’t understand why some celebrities treat doing actual coursework like that plague but will take a degree. *coughkanyecough*

    • September 2, 2015 - Reply


      “If you got the resources work for your degree~So many students would love to have the money to not worry about fees…”

      Precisely!, in total agreement.

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  8. September 2, 2015 - Reply

    Nothing can keep us down! NOTHING! 😀

  9. September 2, 2015 - Reply

    YES She DID!!!

    Not only graduated, but the 1st one to do so!

    Congratulation Ms. Venus Williams!

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