Time’s Up names Lisa Borders as first ever CEO

Brent Lang

Ten months after it was founded, Time’s Up has named Lisa Borders as its first ever president and chief executive officer.

The group was formed in January of 2018 after the entertainment industry was roiled by a series of sexual harassment allegations involving moguls and entertainers such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, and Matt Lauer. Time’s Up is advocating for safer work environments for women in Hollywood and in other industries. The organization was launched by a number of prominent artists and entertainers; its celebrity backers include Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Ava DuVernay, Brie Larson, and Natalie Portman.

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Along with a more general call to action, the organization launched a legal defense fund in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center. It received $13 million in initial donations, with the bulk of the money coming from Hollywood talent agencies.

Borders most recently served as president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), where she helped the league grow its attendance and television viewership.

Vanity Fair first broke the news of Borders’ appointment.

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