Lisa Michelle Borders is the former president and chief executive officer of Time's Up. She was formerly the president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the former vice president of global community affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. She became the fourth president of the WNBA on February 10, 2016. She previously served as president of the Atlanta City Council of Atlanta, Georgia from 2004 to 2010, having been elected at-large in an August 10, 2004 special election, her first run for public office. Her duties included presiding over and maintaining relationships with the city government.
Lisa Borders at WNBA game in 2018
|4th President of the WNBA|
February 10, 2016 – October 2, 2018
|Preceded by||Laurel J. Richie|
|Succeeded by||Cathy Engelbert|
|President of the Atlanta City Council|
|Preceded by||Cathy Woolard|
|Succeeded by||Ceasar Mitchell|
|Alma mater||Duke University |
University of Colorado
Borders was formerly president of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation.
She was a candidate for mayor of Atlanta in 2009. On November 11, 2009, Borders endorsed mayoral candidate Kasim Reed for the runoff election, occurring between Reed and Mary Norwood on December 1, 2009. Borders was succeeded in office by Ceasar Mitchell.
In 2010, Borders became a founding leader of No Labels, a 501(c)(4) citizens movement of Republicans, Democrats and Independents whose mission is to address the politics of problem solving.[clarification needed]
Borders obtained a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a masters from the University of Colorado. She serves on the Duke University Board of Trustees. As an undergraduate, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
On February 18, 2019, she stepped down as the inaugural CEO of Time's Up. This is likely due to her decision to support her son, who was being accused of sexual misconduct, though she never directly acknowledged this.
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