Crushing stereotypes and inspiring diversity at every level is a story only Billie Jean King can tell.
She became an icon in the fight for gender parity in sports and the workplace when she competed against Bobby Riggs 45 years ago in a match known as the Battle of the Sexes. Riggs framed the match as a test of whether women could compete with men. Her victory was a seminal moment in sports history — and the women’s movement.
Since then, the now 75-year-old trailblazer has continued to champion social justice and equality.