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Hudson welcomes Billie Jean King
Deerfield, Illinois, USA - Hudson Shipping Lines was proud to welcome activist and tennis legend Billie Jean King to its Deerfield offices recently. Employees and guests listened to an inspiring conversation between Billie and Chicago Sky center Jantel Lavender. Hudson’s employees and their guests were regaled with stories from Billie Jean King’s career on the court and her activism for women’s sports and equality. Billie reflected on the considerable progress that society has made from her tennis career to the present, and how far we have to go towards achieving equality.
This talk was timed to come in the lead up to the Magellan Corporation’s Women’s Hockey Showcase in Chicago on October 18th through 20th 2019, part of the Dream Gap Tour put on by the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association in support of building a sustainable and equal hockey league for talented female hockey players.
As a supply chain management company that prides itself on fostering a diverse, inclusive community of employees who are focused on providing responsive service and support for our customers, Billie’s life, career, and words are an inspiration to all of us at Hudson Shipping. Hudson places a high value on corporate social responsibility towards our employees, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and the environment.
With Hudson’s global operations and impact, we have an obligation to foster the sense of fairness and equality that leaders like Billie Jean King seek to instill in all of us.