Venus Williams to Speak Sept. 14 at Southeast


U.S. tennis icon Venus Williams will speak about her successful career on and off the court Sept. 14 at Southeast Missouri State University as part of the 2017-2018 Speakers Series.

“An Evening with Venus Williams” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center and is open to the public.

Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at or the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the Center for Student Involvement (University Center Room 204) or the Show Me Center Box Office.

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 About Venus Williams:

Venus Williams is one of the most accomplished women in the history of the sport. Having been called “the best athlete in the history of women’s tennis” by Sports Illustrated, Venus has been ranked number one in the world in singles three times in her career, and has captured seven Grand Slam titles, five Wimbledon championships and five Olympic medals — and counting.

Along the way, Venus has also distinguished herself as an author who has written a best-selling book, an advocate for gender and pay equality, an investor whose ventures include becoming with her sister the first African-American women to buy shares of an NFL team, and a designer and entrepreneur who has launched and helms two businesses; EleVen, the athletic apparel line designed to empower women to look and feel “better than the best” and better than a 10, and V*STARR Interiors, a full-service commercial and residential interior design firm with clients ranging from tennis clubs to luxury hotel and residential developers. For more information on Venus Williams visit