Serena Williams is known to wear many hats. From the greatest of all time on the tennis court, to being a wife, mother and businesswoman. Serena is breaking barriers and becoming an example for working mothers.
During New York Fashion Week Serena showed off her skills in fashion design representing her latest collection of S by Serena. “I actually went to school for fashion design,” Williams exclaimed at her presentation. Before her show, Williams sat with Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour to briefly discuss her step into the fashion industry and motherhood.
Serena said that becoming a mother to Olympia, 2, has changed the way she approaches work and life.
“Being a mom is super important, but also being a leader so my daughter can look at me and say, ‘This is what my mom did,’” Serena said. “I aspire to do that and I want to be better… it’s really important to me to inspire the next generation because that’s what the future is.”
“My heroes have changed… after having a child, my heroes are moms because women are superheroes,” Serena continued. “To have a baby and then have to go to work two or three weeks later or work a 9-5… I’m fortunate to not have to do that.”
“I’m at a loss for words when I think of women who work day in and day out, providing for their families, when I know how hard it is for me to leave my daughter. I never felt that way until I became a mom,” Serena said. “I think women need to be recognized.” We would have to agree!
Serena’s collection displayed diversity and gave viewers a “Passport to Africa.”