SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading online survey platform, announced the addition of Serena Williams — accomplished entrepreneur and one of the most recognizable global icons in the world to its board of directors.
“Serena is an activist, marketer, brand builder, and greatest athlete of our time,” said Zander Lurie, SurveyMonkey’s CEO. “Serena’s voice on the board sends a strong message to our company, investors, and the industry.”
Serena has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, with her most recent win at the 2017 Australian Open. As a strategic partner, investor and innovator, Serena has propelled her influence off the court and into the business world. She was named a “Fashion Trendsetter” by VOGUE for harnessing her passion to create her HSN Signature Statement collection, an aspirational brand that is accessible to any consumer. A dedicated philanthropist, Serena also continues to work with the Serena Williams Fund, Williams Sister Fund, UNICEF and Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation.
“As a business professional, I’m constantly asking questions. I want to hear the positive and the negative to figure out where I can improve,” said Serena Williams. “I believe in the power of a question and the impact of data. Like SurveyMonkey, I’m driven to ask what’s happening, and why. We also share a fierce commitment to letting all voices be heard. This is why SurveyMonkey is the right fit for me — I’m thrilled to join the team.”