Time's Up anti-harassment group names first CEO
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Time's Up, the organization focused on combatting sexual harassment in the workplace, named WNBA President Lisa Borders as the group's first CEO since it was founded in January.

“It has been an honor and my absolute privilege leading the WNBA and being part of what it stands for,” Borders said in a press release issued by the league.

"I look forward to continuing my support for the W in my new role with Time’s Up," she added. "I will always be the W’s biggest advocate and fan.”


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver called Borders' new role a "natural transition" because of her passion for issues involving women's empowerment and social justice.

Time's Up confirmed Borders' leadership role in a tweet.

Borders served as the head of the WNBA for three seasons. She previously worked as the vice president of global community affairs for Coca-Cola, and served as the president of the Atlanta City Council.

Time's Up launched in January in the wake of a wave of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Matt LauerMatthew (Matt) Todd LauerAnn Curry says she's not surprised by exclusion from 'Today' show 25th anniversary video MSNBC ripped by Soledad O'Brien after touting female anchors: 'Zero women of color in this picture' Study finds misconduct is the top reason CEOs are leaving large companies MORE, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK and other prominent men in the entertainment industry.

The organization provides a legal defense fund and other resources for individuals who have been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.