The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative is an ambitious and motivated endeavor whose sole focus is to move the needle on issues impacting diverse talent globally. We plan to ignite a transformation in the conversation through three primary pillars of leadership: LISTEN through action and advocacy, LEARN through research and innovation, and LEAD through insight and empowerment.
We envision a world where bold, visionary game changers have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and contribute to building a better society for all.
BJKLI believes that every individual has the potential to LEAD. Throughout companies and organizations all over the world, leadership tends to be homogeneous, but if those in positions of power are not representative of our globalizing world, fresh ideas, diverse talent, and an inclusive work environment cannot prosper. The status quo is already shifting, as people of all backgrounds are being recognized and promoted for their varied skills, experiences, and viewpoints. But more must be done. At the BJKLI, we are working hard to reimagine the image of leadership not just in boardrooms and corner offices, but also at cubicles and desks around the world. Individuals must feel free and able to bring their authentic selves to work every single day. We are creating a movement where diverse talent is promoted and celebrated, from the top down and the bottom up. With your help, we can LISTEN, we can LEARN, and we can LEAD.