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FutureVision: Billie Jean King Shares Four Lessons for Entrepreneurs

FutureVision: Billie Jean King Shares Four Lessons for Entrepreneurs

9News: Original 9 Return to Melbourne Park

9News: Original 9 Return to Melbourne Park

BBC Click: Female Tech Innovators

BBC Click: Female Tech Innovators



Billie Jean King’s Visit to The Oxford Union

Billie Jean King’s Visit to The Oxford Union

The Athletic: How Billie Jean King, with Dodgers’ backing, helps female-founded sports startups

Forbes: Billie Jean King Says Serena Has A Special ‘Magic’ That Makes Her The Best Of All Time

The New York Times: Opinion: Billie Jean King: What Makes Serena Williams So Watchable

BBC: Amol Rajan Interviews Billie Jean King

The Guardian: ‘Advancing equity’: Billie Jean King marks 50th anniversary of Title IX

NBC News: Billie Jean King Discusses Title IX Fifty Years Later

Team USA: Billie Jean King Spent Her Life Fighting for Equality; Now She’s Headed for the Hall

Los Angeles Times: Column: Billie Jean King on how Title IX went from near ‘accident’ to life-changing force

Sports Illustrated: 50 Years After Title IX, the Struggle for Gender Equity Continues—in Sports and Beyond

Vogue: Billie Jean King and Tory Burch Talk Tennis, Title IX—And Why Embracing Ambition Beats ‘Getting Your Mrs. Degree’

Bloomberg: Billie Jean King Backs Just Women’s Sports

Team USA: Billie Jean King Among U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Inductees

NBC Sports: Billie Jean King sees women’s sports ‘almost at a tipping point’

Washington Post: Billie Jean King receives France’s Legion of Honor award

Yahoo! News: French Open tournament honors Billie Jean King

Springfield College: Billie Jean King Delivers Commencement Address

MSNBC: Billie Jean King: ‘As an athletic feat,’ winning Battle of the Sexes ‘meant nothing.’ Culturally, ‘it meant everything.’

Deadline: Anna Deavere Smith Writing New Play About Billie Jean King

Front Office Sports: Billie Jean King Invests In Future of Women’s Sports

Cosmetics Business: Billie Jean King and SHESPOKE raise money for workplace equality

People: Billie Jean King Kicks Off Super Bowl 2022 with Honorary Coin Toss

Sports Illustrated: Billie Jean King Wins Sports Illustrated’s 2021 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Fox LA: Tennis icon Billie Jean King looks back on legacy on and off the court

Washington Post: Opinion: Billie Jean King: My abortion story shows why the Supreme Court must save Roe v. Wade

Arizona Republic: Remembering when Billie Jean King made history in Phoenix 50 years ago

CNN: Billie Jean King: How Business Leaders Can be Stronger Allies for Women of Color

CNN: Billie Jean King Wants to Create a Culture of Champions

Sunday Post: A King and a Queen: Judy Murray Pays Tribute to Billie Jean King

Taking an Interest

Harvard Business Review: Life’s Work: An Interview with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean on Achieving True Equality

Yahoo!: Billie Jean King says we will never ‘get more women CEOs’ unless we change this

Bon Appetit: Billie Jean King’s Dream Dinner Party Has an Open-Door Policy

CNN: Billie Jean King: ‘When women lead, they lead for everyone’

PBS News Hour: Billie Jean King reveals how a $1 contract shaped professional women’s tennis

Los Angeles Times: Why Billie Jean King finally took control of her own story

The New York Times: Billie Jean King: The First Female Athlete-Activist

Billie Jean King Puts It “All In” Her New Autobiography

Billie Jean King Talks About New Autobiography, “All In”

The Wall Street Journal: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Transformed the Game

The New Yorker: Billie Jean King Wants Athletes to Follow the Money

Time: ‘We Were Willing to Give Up Everything.’ Billie Jean King Reflects on Her Legacy and New Memoir All In

Parade: Billie Jean King Explains Why Sports Is the Perfect Platform for Change

Trailblazing Tennis Stars Elected to Hall of Fame

History: How Billie Jean King Led the Equal Pay for Play Battle


Common Dreams: Billie Jean King Has Emerged as a Venerated Foremother of American Sports

Forbes: Billie Jean King: Today’s Athletes And Companies Are Promoting ‘Good Change’

1st Look at Cover of Billie Jean King’s New Book, “All In”

Chicago Sun-Times: Billie Jean King memoir to be published in August QUEENS OF THE COURT: HOW THE ORIGINAL 9 IMPACTED THE WOMEN’S TOUR

Los Angeles Times: Billie Jean King inspired Kim Ng as a child. Now King’s thrilled Ng is Marlins new GM

Vogue: Billie Jean King on a New Audible Documentary That Tells the Story of Her Powerful Legacy—On and Off the Court

Good Morning America: Billie Jean King talks about her new audio documentary, ‘The Dollar Rebellion’

ABC News: Why Billie Jean King wants people to think of women as leaders for everyone

San Francisco Chronicle: Fed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King

The New York Times: In a Fitting Tribute, the Fed Cup Is Renamed After Billie Jean King


Inside Tennis: Go Niners – You Changed the World

Adidas: Building a Legacy Off the Court

Evoke: The fight for equality on and off the tennis court: A conversation between Melinda Gates and Billie Jean King

CNBC: Tennis icon Billie Jean King on athletes protesting against racial injustice

The New York Times: 11 Female Voices, From Age 13 to 110, on Why the Vote Matters

USA Today: Women of the Century: Billie Jean King is a champion for sports, women, equal pay, and more

WTA: My Inspiration: Billie Jean King by Ilana Kloss

Long Beach Tribune: Rep. Alan Lowenthal introduces bill to honor Billie Jean King with Congressional Gold Medal

The Wall Street Journal: Billie Jean King Tennis Center Is Going to Be a Temporary Hospital. No One’s More on Board Than Billie Jean King.

Variety: Leaders Urge Women to Fight the Patriarchy, Make Money and Wear Flats at History Talks

People: Tennis Icon Billie Jean King Is the Latest Inspiring Woman to Become a Barbie: ‘I’m So Thrilled’

TIME: We Define Ourselves.’ Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Discusses What It Means to Get Her Very Own Barbie Doll

The New York Times: King proud women’s tennis leads fight for equality

The Wall Street Journal: The Women’s Hockey Players Taking a Page Out of Billie Jean King’s Playbook

Newsweek: Women Who Changed the World in the Last Century

The Guardian: Billie Jean King: The Look I Love

Sports Illustrated: Bucs Coaches Hang with Legend, Billie Jean King

Women’s eNews: Holding Court with Billie Jean King

NHL: King delivers inspiration, motivation at Women’s Hockey Showcase

NHL: Tennis legend Billie Jean King scores from center ice at Blackhawks game

ABC7: Hometown legend Billie Jean King gives back to Long Beach

The Washington Post: Tennis icon Billie Jean King on fighting for equal pay for women: ‘Pressure is a privilege’

Pix11: City Parks Foundation and Billie Jean King honor kids in tennis at annual benefit

Fed Cup: New Finals the Pinnacle of Team Tennis

Press-Telegram: Billie Jean King, reacting to Long Beach Main Library being named after her, compares feeling to receiving Medal of Freedom

LA Times: Billie Jean King’s Long Beach roots

OutSports: Billie Jean King’s hometown names its new library in her honor

The Globe and Mail: Why does Rogers Cup not offer equal prize money to men and women? It’s complicated

The Philadelphia Citizen: Running Into The Fire

Baseline: New BJK action figure to support workplace inclusion

Sports Business Journal: King, Williams Lead Panel Talk On Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Long Beach Press-Telegram: It’s official: New Long Beach Main Library will be named after Billie Jean King

The Telegraph: Billie Jean King exclusive: ‘We’re having a second wave of sports activists. It’s in the air’ Billie Jean King and Rod Laver: Game changer respects game changer

LA Times: Billie Jean King adds her voice to the USWNT’s equal pay fight

Long Beach Post: New Main Library could be named after tennis legend Billie Jean King

Howard Schatz: Interview with Billie Jean King

Wimbledon: Billie Jean King: King of the Court

NHL: NHL announces partnership with Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

Lemonde: Billie Jean King: “I wanted women and men to play on the same circuit”

Variety: Why Anthony Anderson and Billie Jean King are giving back with the Dodgers Foundation

The Racquet Magazine Podcast: Billie Jean King

LongReads: An Audience of Athletes: The Rise and Fall of Feminist Sports

ESPN: New Youth Award Celebrates the Legacy of Billie Jean King

NBC Washington: A Conversation with Billie Jean King

NBC Washington: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Honored in DC

Starbucks: ‘Actions need to match words’: 5 questions with Billie Jean King

The Bay Area Reporter: Tennis great King charms SF audience

Dodger Blue: Billie Jean King, Ilana Kloss To Be Honored At 5th Anniversary Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala

New York Business Journal: Billie Jean King takes on a new battle for equality

San Francisco Chronicle: Billie Jean King Isn’t Done Yet. Thankfully.

Franchising: Pearle Vision Brings Latest Campaign to Life with NYC Vision Care Clinic

WTA: Billie Jean King lands among BBC ‘Icons’ in vote for century’s greatest

BBC: Sports Personality of the Year: Billie Jean King given lifetime achievement award

People: Billie Jean King Is 75!

AP: Tennis Great Billie Jean King Feted for 75th Birthday

Thoughts on My 75th Birthday

Forbes: Sports Icon Billie Jean King: Women Should Be Brave, Not Perfect

The Wrap: ESPN’s Julie Foudy Says Women in Sports Need to Follow Billie Jean King’s Lead on Better Pay

Smithsonian Magazine: Smithsonian Names Billie Jean King One of Its “Great Americans”

Forbes: Is Billie Jean King The Owner Major League Baseball Has Been Waiting For?

CBS Sports: Why Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss joining Dodgers ownership group is important

Tennis icon Billie Jean King has been a Dodgers fan for years. Now she’ll own a piece of the team

CNN: Billie Jean King: Serena was ‘out of line,’ but umpire ‘blew it’

The Washington Post: Billie Jean King: Serena is still treated differently than male athletes

PR Newswire: “Champions of Equality; Open for Change” event hosted by BJKLI and USTA at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center prior to 2018 US Open Women’s Semifinals

CNBC: Serving Up Pay Parity

USA Today: Billie Jean King’s US Open about much more than tennis

PBS News Hour: Billie Jean King on athlete activism: ‘Our job is to lead’

AP: Photo exhibit for Billie Jean King to open this fall

New York Magazine: Billie Jean King Says Men Are Not Held to the Same Strict Standards As Women in Tennis

New York Magazine: Billie Jean King Slams French Open Officials for Banning Serena Williams’s ‘Catsuit’

US Open: The dentist who filled in at the first US Open

USA Today: Billie Jean King narrated powerful intro for WNBA All-Star Game

Forbes: Pearle Vision’s New Campaign Is Fit For A King

Wimbledon: Billie Jean King – a force for good

LA Times: Billie Jean King now serves up well-being for senior living company

WNBA: Billie Jean King Narrates ABC’s WNBA All-Star Intros

New York Post: Tennis legend Billie Jean King talks Pride — and her dream wedding plans

Paper Magazine: Without Billie Jean King, Would We Have Adam Rippon?

2018 NYC Pride Guide

WIBC News: Billie Jean King in Indy: Equality Means Exercise and Access to Parks, Coaching

USTA: Junior Championships renamed for Billie Jean King

PR Newswire: Serena and Venus Williams Join Advisory Board of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI)

CBS News: Venus, Serena Williams Join Billie Jean King’s Equal Pay Push

Stamford Advocate: King Measures Net Gains

Greenwich Time: Billie Jean King holds court as women’s fund raises $160K for local programs

Forbes: The Most Powerful Women in U.S. Sports 2018

CNN: Starbucks Achieves Pay Equity in the United States

Australian Open TV: AO Inspirational Series 2018

The Straits Times: Tennis icon hopes fight for freedom, equality continues

CNBC: Billie Jean King talks about the market for women’s sports

BBC: Billie Jean King says men should not play five sets at Grand Slams

The Buffalo News: Billie Jean King talks about tennis wins and battles still being waged

Long Beach Press Telegram: Legislators to consider giving Long Beach native Billie Jean King the Congressional Gold Medal

The Sydney Morning Herald: Billie Jean King reflects on a lifetime of campaigning: ‘I have a chance to change tennis’

Tennis Australia: King: Australia ‘Made a Difference’

Yahoo!: Billie Jean melts the ice queen Sharapova

My Statement on the Margaret Court Arena

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

CNN: Billie Jean King: Women ‘feel empowered’

Bustle: Emma Stone’s 2018 Golden Globes Date Is A Legend & It Makes The Night Even More Meaningful

Variety: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern To Be Accompanied by Activists at Golden Globes

Christiana Care: Game, set, match! A conversation with Billie Jean King

The Hollywood Reporter: How Sara Bareilles Captured Billie Jean King’s Courage in Original ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Song

Los Angeles Times: Golden Globe Nominee Emma Stone Thanks ‘Game-Changing Human Being’ Billie Jean King

Thoughts on My 74th Birthday

Vogue: Emma Stone And Billie Jean King On Battle Of The Sexes, Equality And Role Models

CNBC: 3 tips for balancing personal and professional success, according to Billie Jean King

Out: Out100 Billie Jean King, Lifetime Achievement Honoree

The Guardian: Billie Jean King: ‘Be ahead of your time – that’s what you have to do’

The New York Times: How to Win the Battle of the Sexes Over Pay (Hint: It Isn’t Simple.)

LGBTQ Weekly: Athletic stars call on UN states to protect sexual orientation in Olympic truce

Human Rights Campaign: Billie Jean King Introduces Hillary Clinton at the 2017 HRC National Dinner

The Drum: #BeAGoalKeeper: A Chevrolet Program

Great Day Tampa Bay: Billie Jean King Opens Up About ‘Battle of the Sexes’

LGBT Weekly: Billie Jean King honors humanitarians and celebrates student success at 20th Cal State LA gala

Human Rights Campaign: HRC Announces Full Lineup for the 21st Annual HRC National Dinner

Human Rights Campaign: In “Battle of the Sexes,” Billie Jean King Pursues Equality On and Off the Court

HuffPost: Women’s Sports Foundation hosts Athlete Leadership Connection for athletes, by athletes

Golden Globes: Billie Jean King: Taking on the Battle of the Sexes

Metro: Emma Stone’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a feminist masterpiece that perfectly captures the real fight for equality

PodcastOne: Sound of Success: Billie Jean King

The Tennis Channel: Where Was Home When Billie Beat Bobby?

Newsweek: Athletes Protest Hate: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Billie Jean King Team Up for ADL’s New Sports Council

CNN: Sarah Silverman ‘in awe’ of Billie Jean King, Colin Kaepernick

ESPNW: Pam Shriver: Watching Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs influenced my tennis career

ESPNW: Today’s WNBA players can find inspiration in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

The Rainbow Times: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone & Andrea Riseborough on King’s Landmark Tennis Win for Women and LGBT Rights

espnW: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on why ‘Battle of the Sexes’ matters now

TED Talks: This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports

Houston Chronicle: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ gets it right – mostly

Tampa Bay Times: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ brings greater appreciation for Billie Jean King

Yahoo Finance: Inclusion Remains a Top Priority for Today’s Evolving Workforce, says new Deloitte – Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative report

Bustle: How Accurate Is ‘Battle Of The Sexes’? Billie Jean King Made Sure The Movie Was As Real As It Gets

Chelsea Handler: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone Interview

Orbitz: 10 travel questions for tennis legend Billie Jean King

Bill Moyers: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now

Sports Illustrated: 44 Years Later, the Battle of the Sexes Returns to the Spotlight

TED Blog: How the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ influenced a generation of men: Billie Jean King’s TEDWomen update

ESPN: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on tennis imitating life in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean Extended Interview: Battle of the Sexes

The Tennis Channel: “Battle of the Sexes” Is About Tennis as an Instrument of Social Progress

USA Today: Billie Jean King really wants Emma Stone to win (another) Oscar for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Obama Told Billie Jean King the Battle of the Sexes “Changed His Life”

AOL Build: Billie Jean King, Andrea Riseborough & Austin Stowell On The Film, “Battle Of The Sexes”

TODAY: Billie Jean: Making History

Today: Billie Jean is the Queen

Shondaland: Billie Jean King Plays to Win

WTA: Billie Jean, Eternally Curious

Fortune: Lunching with a Legend

New York Daily News: Emma Stone, Elizabeth Shue on importance of bringing Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to the big screen

CBS News: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS Sunday Morning: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS News: Emma Stone, Billie Jean King talk about pay equality ahead of “Battle of the Sexes”

The New Yorker: The Married Directors Behind “Battle of the Sexes”

The New York Times Magazine: Billie Jean King Understands Colin Kaepernick

The New York Times: A ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Rages On, More Than 4 Decades Later

USA Today: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone relive history of ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Baseline: Emma Stone opens up on playing King in Battle of the Sexes

ESPN: ICYMI at US Open: Sloane Stephens wins it all, and ‘Battle of the Sexes’ cast is on hand to celebrate her triumph

The Wall Street Journal: Billie Jean King Cannot Be Stopped

LA Times: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and the Enduring Fight for Equality

Vanity Fair: See Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, and More in Exclusive Telluride Film Festival Portraits

Marie Claire: “I Want to Learn to Fight Better”: Emma Stone on Politics and Equal Pay

Forbes: Citizen Launches Commemorative Watches Dedicated To 2017 U.S. Open And Billie Jean King

The Cut: Revisiting Nora Ephron on the Artifice of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean King: ‘The more you give, the more you get’

Out: Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough & Billie Jean King on Tennis, Equality & the Battle of the Sexes

Sports on Earth: Winner, All the King’s Meant

New York Times: Plays Tennis Like a Man, Speaks Out Like — Billie Jean King

New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The New York Times: Messages to Graduates

NPR: Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women’s Tennis

The Washington Post: Billie Jean King Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

ABC News: Billie Jean King, Marc Benioff Talk Workplace Equality

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Calls for Equality in Soccer

The Inquirer: Billie Jean King, 73, but 17 inside, Still Has Plenty to Give

The Huffington Post: Two-Out-Of-Three Isn’t Bad… It’s the Way to Go

The Huffington Post: Billie Jean King Gently Schooled Emma Stone About the Wage Gap

Tory Burch Foundation: Inside Look: Tennis Icon & Activist Billie Jean King

Northwestern University: 2017 Commencement Address by Billie Jean King

The Players’ Tribune: The Era of the Player-Coach

The Players’ Tribune: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

The Players’ Tribune: The Value of Work Ethic

The Players’ Tribune: The Legacy of the Original 9

The Players’ Tribune: The Beauty of Wimbledon

The New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The Aspen Institute: Billie Jean King- 2011 Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership