Lisa Borders, the former president of the WNBA has been named Chief Executive Officer and President of the Time’s Up movement in a press release by the new organization.
Time’s Up kicked off last January after a series of sexual harassment allegations came to light against some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including:
- Harvey Weinstein
- Kevin Spacey
- Brett Ratner
- Dustin Hoffman
- Matt Lauer
Currently, Time’s Up is working within the entertainment industry to create a safer, more inclusive work area for marginalized people.
Additionally, Time’s Up also announced it’s taking $13 million in initial donations and debuting a legal fund in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center. So far, this relationship has connected 3,500 women and men from all 50 state to legal resources with two-thirds helped were low-wage workers.
Many women in the entertainment industry welcomed Borders to spearhead the Time’s Up organization, including director extraordinaire Ava DuVernay. Duvernay tweeted her support saying:
In a press release, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “We are extremely grateful for Lisa’s leadership and tireless commitment to the WNBA. This is a natural transition for Lisa knowing what a champion she is for issues involving women’s empowerment and social justice and fortunately for us, she leaves the league with strong tailwinds propelling it forward.”
Mark Tatum NBA Deputy Commissioner will fill Lisa’s shoes in the WNBA while the league search for a new president.