Meet the first CEO of Time's Up, WNBA's Lisa Borders

    By: Nor Attisha on Oct 09, 2018

    Emma Hinchliffe writes, “Nine months after its launch, Time’s Up is ready to make things official. The anti-sexual harassment organization is bringing on its first president and CEO: WNBA president Lisa Borders.

    Borders, vice president of global community affairs at Coca-Cola and chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation before she took over the WNBA in 2016, is tasked with taking Time’s Up from a small, ad-hoc organization fighting sexual harassment in the workplace to a proactive force for women’s rights and equality.

    “We are in effect hopeful we are going to change the world. We will do it incrementally,” Borders says. “It will not be dramatic shifts overnight. But we will work in each one of our focus areas, and it will be an iterative process.”

    Time’s Up launched in January 2018 in reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations with a focus on the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, a fund to pay legal fees for victims of sexual assault and harassment. But the organization, while still offering the nonprofit Legal Defense Fund now administered by the National Women’s Law Center, is ramping up the 501(c)(4) arm that Borders is set to take over.”


    Released: October 9, 2018, 10:16 am
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