Board of Advisors
Their influence on culture is infinite, their fans are fiercely loyal. Every day they transcend their professions with innovative leadership and stand up for their communities. You call them by their first names: Serena, Russell, Karlie . . .
We call them our Advisors.
No two are alike, but each one shares our principles around driving change and our relentless commitment to building brands people love. Together we’ll create what’s next for them, for us, for the world.
Meet our Oath Board of Advisors.
“I am on a continuous mission to challenge myself and others to take big risks. Serving as the Chairwoman of the Oath 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.” - Serena Williams
Serena Williams exemplifies courage, beauty, power and style, and has overcome insurmountable odds to win 23 career Grand Slams. Her remarkable tennis achievements combined with her off-court success in fashion and philanthropy, as well as a strategic partner and investor, makes her one of the most recognizable global icons in the world.
Serena was born in Saginaw, Michigan to Richard Williams and Oracene Price. While still an infant, the family moved to Compton, California where she began playing tennis at the age of four. At nine, Serena and her family moved to Florida. Since that time, she has become one of the most dominant figures in tennis.
Serena is dedicated to her foundation, Williams Sisters Fund.
Zac Posen is an internationally recognized and award-winning fashion designer, author, and philanthropist.
Two years following Zac’s first collection, he was awarded one of fashion’s most prestigious honors, The Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear by the CFDA. In 2015, Zac Posen was also awarded Designer of the Year by Women’s Wear Daily and Variety Magazine.
Zac is known globally for his technique and has become a staple on the red carpet dressing diverse, iconic women including Michelle Obama, Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, Naomi Watts, and Rihanna. He also serves as a judge on Project Runway, is the Creative Director for Brooks Brothers and is releasing a cookbook called Cooking with Zac in the fall.
Zac supports the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Russell Wilson’s dedication to excellence is exemplified as an elite quarterback in the NFL, an innovated entrepreneur, and community leader.
Growing up in VA, Wilson developed a love for football. His determination through high school and college led to being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks (2012). Wilson led them to more wins in team history, including a Super Bowl win (2013).
NFL records: Most regular season wins by a QB in his first five seasons (56). Most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie (26). The second-highest passer in history (behind Aaron Rodgers).
Wilson’s has acquired a diverse portfolio of business ventures. Endorsements and ambassadorships: Nike, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Bose, Braun, investor in a Juice Press franchise and an apparel line, Good Man Brand.
In 2014, he launched The Why Not You Foundation, a non-profit creating change by motivating and empowering youth. TWNYF raised over $4mil, including $2.6mil for Strong Against Cancer with Safeway. His weekly visits to Seattle Children’s lifts the spirits and brings joy to the hearts of patients and families.
Having one of the largest social media following among NFL players (over 10 million), Wilson founded TraceMe, a mobile-first platform that provides exclusive access to fans’ favorite athletes and celebrities providing original content, updates and unique celebrity channels.
Russell is dedicated to his foundation, the Why Not You Foundation.
“Oath’s value-driven business approach resonates with me. In my career, I strive to give back through my projects, and am focused on building Kode With Klossy to empower young women with coding skills. I look forward to working with the Oath team and its global brands to continue creating opportunities for the next generation of women leaders.” - Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss is an American supermodel, 36-time Vogue cover girl and entrepreneur.
Raised in St. Louis, Karlie was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13. After walking in her first show for Calvin Klein, Karlie’s fashion career quickly took off with 64 shows booked her first full fashion week season. Since then, Karlie has walked for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Versace, among others. She is currently the face of several campaigns including Adidas, Cole Haan, Express, Carolina Herrera and Swarovski.
Outside of modeling, Karlie’s passion for technology led her to take her first coding class in 2014. Inspired by code’s endless possibility, Karlie founded Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit founded in 2015 that empowers young women to learn to code and become leaders in tech. Through coding camps, career scholarships and a growing community of coders, Kode With Klossy is increasing access to computer science education and opportunity. In 2017, Kode With Klossy expanded to 12 cities across the country and provided learning opportunities in computer science to over 430 young women. TIME magazine recognized Karlie for her entrepreneurship and philanthropic work on its TIME 100 list and this past year, Karlie was also featured on the covers of Fast Company and Forbes for her work with Kode With Klossy.
An Oath board member, Karlie recently forayed into television, hosting Freeform’s six-part series ‘Movie Night With Karlie Kloss’ and corresponding for the Netflix’s original series ‘Bill Nye Saves The World.’ As the host of her own show, “Movie Night with Karlie Kloss,” Karlie invites some of her closest friends for an evening of movies, baking and games. Karlie also shares her experiences hosting, modeling, coding, baking and traveling on her YouTube channel, Klossy. Through this platform, Karlie speaks directly to her fanbase, sharing her story and amplifying the stories of others.
“Teams that work seamlessly together can’t be contained. The Oath team is innovating on behalf of its one billion users around the world, and I’m proud to join Oath’s Board of Advisors to inject my determination, passion and focus to propel its brands to new heights.” - Tamika Catchings
A four-time Olympic gold medalist and 16-year WNBA superstar with the Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings was named Director of Player Programs and Franchise Development with Pacers Sports & Entertainment in April 2017. Catchings’ position includes work with all three PS&E basketball franchises – the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Catchings matched an Olympic basketball record for men or women while earning her fourth Olympic gold medal last summer. The 12-time All-WNBA recipient and 10-time WNBA All-Star helped lead the Fever to a league-record 12 consecutive playoff appearances, 13 overall. The 2011 league MVP and 2012 Finals MVP, she is the leading rebounder in WNBA history, and its No. 2 all-time scorer. She was named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year an unprecedented five times. Catchings is married to Parnell Smith, owns a tea shop, Tea's Me Indy, and together with her sister, Tauja, established the Catch The Stars Foundation in 2004.
Tamika is dedicated to her foundation, Catch the Stars Foundation.
“I’ve dedicated my life to fighting the power through my music, my lyrics and my actions. Oath is committed to speaking the truth, and I’m proud to join them as an Advisor to inspire people around the world to make their voices heard and take action on some of the most critical debates happening in our society today. Let’s change the game for better.” - Chuck D
Chuck D is considered one of the most influential lyricists in contemporary music. Both as a solo artist and as the leader of the ground-breaking hip hop group Public Enemy (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013), he helped pave the way for political, social, and culturally conscious hip hop. Public Enemy's albums remain among the most critically acclaimed works in the genre, including It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet. Chuck is also a prominent figure on the speaking circuit lending his voice to issues and causes ranging from technology to race relations.
He’s also a founding member of the new super group Prophets of Rage, alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill. Prophets of Rage have played to almost 3 million people around the world in the last year, their first full length album will be in stores September 2017.
Chuck's first book was published in October 2017, “This Day In Rap and Hip Hop History” - it’s the first comprehensive history of hip hop music spanning over 44 years.
“Throughout my career, I’ve created what’s next -- from setting up my next shot at a major golf tournament, to supporting STEM-based education for kids and youth who need it the most, to producing inspiring content in collaboration with some of the most beloved brands in the world. I’m thrilled to join Oath as an advisor to both share my experience building brands, as well as connect and inspire youth around the world via some of Oath’s great in-house brands.” - Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler is an American PGA Tour golfer, currently ranked number 10 in the world. Born and raised in Murietta, CA, Rickie is of both Japanese and Navajo Native American decent.
Throughout high school, Rickie was taught to play golf on a public driving range by his late mentor Barry McDonnell. After climbing to the top of the ranks in junior golf, he went on to Oklahoma State University to play college golf. He turned pro in the Fall of 2009, and joined the PGA Tour in 2010, where he won PGA's Rookie of the Year Award and played on the 2010 USA Ryder Cup Team.
Rickie competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and currently has four PGA Tour Career Wins. His sponsors include Mercedes-Benz, Puma and Rolex, Farmers Insurance, Quicken Loans and RedBull is well-known for his trendsetter fashion style.
Rickie also founded the Rickie Fowler Foundation whose mission is to provide opportunity and aid to children in the areas of STEM based education, healthcare, and junior golf.
“Oath has set the goal of ensuring its leadership includes 50% women. As a woman, a MAKER, and a finance executive, I’m proud to join Oath’s Board of Advisors to ensure we are thinking intentionally on diversity and executing against this critical goal. I’m thrilled to partner with Oath brands like MAKERS, #BuiltByGirls, Yahoo Finance and more to empower women around the globe.” - Carla Harris
Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30 year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla is also a singer, and has released three gospel CDs, including 5 sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. Carla is also the author of the books, Strategize to Win and Expect to Win.
Carla supports Scholars for Educational Opportunity.
Ciara is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter, producer, model and actress. Over her thirteen-year career, she has sold over 23 million records and 16 million singles worldwide, including chart-topping hits “Goodies,” “Ride,” “Oh,” “1, 2 Step,” “Body Party,” and “I Bet.” Known for her incredible visuals and stellar dance abilities, Ciara’s videos have been viewed over 1.4 billion times accurately earning her the moniker of “Queen of Dance.” Ciara continues to captivate with her social media prowess reaching over 50 million fans across her platforms and channels.
Ciara is not only known for her vocal talent and dance moves, but she is signed with IMG Models and Vogue previously named her the “new fashion icon.” Most recently, she became Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon. As longtime muse for several high-fashion designers, Ciara has not only been the face of various campaigns but she has graced the covers of numerous fashion and lifestyle magazines.
Ciara is not only a devoted wife and mother of two but she is a philanthropist who is dedicated to improving the lives of children and empowering women across the globe.
“If we are going to create lasting change, everyone’s voice is necessary at the table -- we are more powerful together. At a young age, I learned that you own labels by defying them, and I’m proud to join Oath’s Board of Advisors to help this company champion who they are and how they’ll win.” - Abby Wambach
One of the world’s greatest players of all time, Abby is the #1 all-time leading scorer in international soccer history with 184 career goals. Long known as one of the most intense competitors in U.S. history whose years of clutch goal scoring made her a fan favorite. She led the USA in scoring in the 2008 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments, and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics (She missed Beijing 2008 due to a broken leg). Her ability to wear down defenses with her physical play, aerial game and unmatched toughness has long been a key to the USA’s success.
After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Wambach retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. A true leader on and off the field, Wambach is dedicating the next chapter of her career to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries and her New York Times’ Best-Selling memoir, Forward, is a fearless testament to this quest.
Abby supports Together Rising.
Regina Wilson is a 18 year veteran Firefighter with the FDNY. She is also the first female President of the Vulcan Society and past President of the United Women Firefighters Association.
During her tenure, she has helped to change the face of the FDNY which has the worst percentages of women and people of color of all the major cities in the USA. The FDNY within the last 5 years has made historical changes and has had the highest numbers of women and people of color ever. She has helped create awareness through mentoring and training that firefighting is for everyone.
“Racing has given me so many opportunities, and I’m committed to giving back by using my platform as a NASCAR driver to raise awareness for children and young adults in crisis. My personal call to action matches Oath’s efforts to build a values-led company, and I’m proud to team up with them as an Advisor to build brands that lead with heart.” - Joey Logano
A nine-year NASCAR Cup Series veteran, Joey Logano the 27-year-old from Middletown Conn., has proven to be an elite racer and future of the sport. He is the youngest driver to win a race, a pole, and Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR Cup Series. Throughout the course of his career, Logano has produced 18 Cup wins, 28 NXS victories, and a total of 50 poles in NASCAR’s top three Series. He was crowned the 2015 Daytona 500 Champion, the 2016 All-Star Race Winner and finished runner-up in the 2016 Championship Points Standings.
Joey is dedicated to his foundation, The Joey Logano Foundation.