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Venus Williams Accepts YWCA GLA Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award and Speaks at Graduation
Tennis Champion Comes Home to Support YWCA Job Corps
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) honored multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams yesterday with the Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The event was held in downtown Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel at 500 S. Grand Avenue and themed "Saluting Women who Change the Game". Special guests included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Williams, Rachel Grant, LaVan Davis and more.
Faye Washington, CEO, YWCA Greater Los Angeles, said, "We are thrilled to salute Venus Williams with the Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award. Venus Williams exemplifies the YWCA’s core mission of ’eliminating racism, empowering women’. She is the quintessential example of our event theme, ’Saluting Women who Change the Game’. We are so proud of her accomplishments on and off the court and so grateful to her for embracing our Job Corps program and students."
Williams is participating in a two-day visit to her hometown Los Angeles to support the YWCA GLA Job Corps. In addition to accepting the Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award yesterday, she continued the visit today as the guest speaker for the YWCA GLA Job Corps Graduation Ceremony, Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:30am at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, Room 511 & 515, 1210 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Source: YWCA Greater Los Angeles