DALLAS -- The Junior League of Dallas hit a grand slam on Wednesday when an Olympic medalist dropped by for a chat.
Yeah, it was tennis legend Venus Williams.
She's all about empowering others. That made her the perfect choice for keynote speaker at their milestones luncheon.
While on stage, she spoke about several things including, being an entrepreneur, an Olympic gold medalist and becoming an advocate for women's wage equality.
"I never thought that I was going to be a part of equal prize money. It wasn't something that I was even aware of as a young person that women weren't paid the same. I grew up and I was dreaming of winning Wimbledon and the U.S. Open but I didn't realize when you got there that it wasn't equal. So then once I got there and I had an opportunity to be a part of it, it was like you have to take a stance for something,” says Williams. "That meant so much to me. To be able to contribute more to the game than, 'Oh, I won a championship and it’s sitting on my mantel and it’s great, but could you do more.'"
The Junior League of Dallas is the largest and longest-running organization for women in Dallas, with more than five thousand women. They raise a million bucks for non-profits every year.
So bringing in Venus was match point!