Life’s Work: An Interview with Billie Jean King
published to Harvard Business Review on September 1, 2021
At age 11 King tried tennis for the first time and found her calling. She not only became the top female player in the world but also founded the Women’s Tennis Association and WTA Tour and pushed for gender pay equity and more diversity in the sport. At the height of her career, after a triumph over Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, she was publicly and painfully outed as gay, and she has since become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. Her new memoir is All In.