Oath Launches Board of Advisors Chaired by Serena Williams

11/6/17

Serena Williams

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) announces the launch of a global Board of Advisors comprised of some of the most entrepreneurial, talented and socially influential leaders from multiple industries including finance, sports, lifestyle, and news. Serena Williams is the founding Chairwoman of Oath’s Board of Advisors and will be joined by founding members Russell Wilson, Tamika Catchings, Ciara, Chuck D, Rickie Fowler, Carla Harris, Karlie Kloss, Joey Logano, Zac Posen, Abby Wambach and Regina Wilson.

"As we look toward the future of Oath, it is critical for us to have the best minds, best talent, and best connectors in the world advising us on being globally competitive," said Tim Armstrong, CEO Oath. "Oath's Board of Advisors, led by Chairwoman Serena Williams, represents the leadership, creativity, work ethic, and philanthropy we aspire to as a company and they will help us make Oath a company unlike any other.”

Oath’s Board of Advisors is a diverse and talented group of innovative leaders with a track record of building successful brands from the ground up. Oath’s Board of Advisors are not only leaders in their chosen professions, but have also built enterprises in passion areas of their lives as well as philanthropic foundations. This remarkable group will share their invaluable brand expertise with Oath leadership and have access to Oath’s iconic brands, including HuffPost, Yahoo Finance, RYOT, Tumblr, MAKERS, Yahoo Sports and Yahoo Lifestyle, as well as its global user base to build content relevant to their passion issues. In addition, Oath’s philanthropic and social impact arm, Oath for Good, will work closely with each Advisor, providing significant financial and volunteer contributions to the causeof their choice. For example, Oath for Good is proud to support The William Sisters Fund in its goal to connect residents affected by violence with service providers at the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) in Compton, CA, and Carla Harris in her efforts to empower underserved and underrepresented communities through education.

“I am on a continuous mission to challenge myself and others to take big risks,” said Serena Williams. “Serving as the Chairwoman of Oath’s Board of Advisors allows me to bring to life my goal of standing for inclusion -- whether for black people in tennis, women in Silicon Valley, or creating clothes that fit every body type. I look forward to leading and learning from this team, and helping as we work together to build brands that ignite passion in people around the world. My oath is: perseverance, determination, pioneer.”

For more information on Oath’s Board of Advisors, check out oath.com

About Oath

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media. For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com.

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