Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King, Patricia Arquette, Mary J. Blige, and More Celebrated At Salesforce's First-Ever Equality Awards Gala

On April 3, the National Museum of Women in the Arts welcomed guests to the first-ever Equality Awards in Pictures Gala hosted by Read More »

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About How Roe v. Wade Affected Her Choice

In a recent blog post, comedian Chelsea Handler bravely tells readers about the choice she made during "a very bad stage" in her life.  Read More »

#MakeHerAMAKER: MAKERS Celebrates Halloween

We tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be ... except on Halloween. Women today have more roles available to them than ever before — doctors, lawyers, astronauts, CEOs, even Presidents — but when it comes to Halloween costumes, their options are far more limited. Read More »

Billie Jean King Talks About the U.S. Open, Women's Empowerment, and More

Legendary tennis champion and MAKER Billie Jean King appeared on AOL's Build series on Wednesday at AOL headquarters in New York. The interview was moderated by MAKERS' founder and executive producer, Dyllan McGee. Read More »

How Tennis Led The Way for Equal Pay

Despite achieving a record-breaking victory at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. women's national team received much less money than their male counterparts who didn't even come out on top during the FIFA Men's World Cup in 2014. Read More »

MAKERS Moments at Wimbledon

Wimbledon gets underway this weekend at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. To celebrate, we've compiled some images from the archives capturing iconic MAKERS moments at Wimbledon. Read More »

Game, Set, Match! Talking Tennis with Martina Navratilova

With the U.S. Open in full swing, we sat down with upcoming MAKER and tennis legend Martina Navratilova to talk a little tennis.  Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: Billie Beats Bobby

  In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight Billie Jean King and her unforgettable win over Bobby Riggs in 1973's "Battle of the Sexes." Read More »

Happy Birthday, Billie Jean King!

It's not only Thanksgiving, it's MAKER Billie Jean King's birthday!   For Billie Jean King, tennis started out as a passion. Eventually, it became her life. But it wasn’t until her way of life was interrupted that she became the women’s advocate that she is today. And so today, on her birthday, we want to honor her by recognizing five of her most notable accomplishments in the world of sports. Read More »