With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, tennis legend Venus Williams is arguably one of the most accomplished and inspiring women in the history of sports. At the age of 14, Williams quickly took the world of tennis by storm rising to the top-ranked position, breaking countless records and winning numerous championships. Encouraged by her mother at an early age to explore her creative side, Williams enrolled in fashion school where she was instantly drawn into the world of fashion and interior design. True to her bold spirit, Williams parlayed her fine-tuned business acumen with her healthy competitive spirit into two successful design ventures. In 2002, after obtaining an Interior Decorator certification, Williams founded V Starr, a full-service commercial and residential interior design firm, which has completed such prominent projects as a partnership with Airbnb partner, Niido, to design their first-ever apartment complex as well as a the Tennis Lounge and V Suite for the landmark renovation of the Chicago Midtown Athletic Club and attached hotel. Continuing with her love for design, Williams obtained an Associate of Science in Fashion Design and in 2012 she launched the activewear brand, EleVen by Venus Williams. Williams holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University East and an Associate of Science in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.