Time’s Up Taps Lisa Borders as First Ever CEO
Time’s Up has named WNBA President Lisa Bordersas their first-ever President and CEO. Under Borders' leadership, the anti-sexual harassment organization will target three areas -- culture, companies, and laws -- across industries including entertainment, advertising, law, finance, healthcare, and tech. Tina Tchen, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Chief of Staff, leads the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund and was part of the search committee -- which included Shonda Rhimes and actress Kerry Washington -- who found Borders. The 60-year-old had been with the WNBA since 2016 and brings more than 30 years of experience from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Borders previously served as Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation and VP for Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company; President of the Grady Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Atlanta’s Grady Health System; and as President of the City Council and Vice Mayor of Atlanta during Mayor Shirley Franklin’s term. The Georgia native was also a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta in 2009 but eventually dropped out and endorsed Kasim Reed’s candidacy. The 1979 Duke graduate, who also earned a Master’s from the University of Colorado at Denver, is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. "TIME'S UP is both a natural extension and a bold advancement of the work I have been doing for the last four decades,” Borders said in a statement. “To disrupt and reinvent the ingrained status quo, we will need all hands-on deck to create and sustain enduring change. I'm thrilled to lead TIME'S UP and I am convinced that together, we will shift the paradigm of workplace culture.” She starts in her new role on November 1st. More here.