Time’s Up, the female empowerment group that’s crusading against sexual misconduct in the workplace, on Tuesday tapped Lisa Borders as its first ever CEO and president.
Borders joins Time’s Up from the WNBA, where she’s been the president since 2016. The longtime executive, who will start her new position on November 1, has also been a vice president at Coca-Cola and was the vice mayor of Atlanta.
“Time’s Up is both a natural extension and a bold advancement of the work I have been doing for the last four decades. I’m honored to have this opportunity to combine my experience working across all three sectors, as real, systemic change will require collaboration from each of these arenas,” 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,” she added. “I’m thrilled to lead Time’s Up and I am convinced that together, we will shift the paradigm of workplace culture.”
Launched earlier this year behind some of the most high-profile names in Hollywood, Time’s Up has been calling out workplace misconduct in the wake of several accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and many other hitmakers.
TV producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Kerry Washington, actress Katie McGrath, National Women’s Law Center head Fatima Goss Graves and ad agency head Wendy Clark spearheaded the selection of Borders to lead the organization.
“The pursuit of safe, dignified and equal treatment in the workplace as a solution to the abuse of power is a mission that can be fulfilled. With Lisa’s skills and leadership, Time’s Up is now in the best position to achieve what we all started — to create a more positive future for workplace culture and a more powerful network for working women of all kinds,” Rhimes said in a statement.