Lisa Borders, the president of the WNBA has stepped down from her place to develop into the first0ever president and CEO of Time’s Up, the WNBA introduced on Tuesday.
Time’s Up, “a corporation that insists on secure, honest and dignified work for ladies of every kind,” in accordance to its web site. It was based earlier this 12 months to assist fight the pervasiveness of sexual harassment all through the office.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver praised Border’s work throughout her three-year tenure as president, in accordance to Yahoo Leisure.
“We’re extraordinarily grateful for Lisa’s management and tireless dedication to the WNBA. It is a pure transition for Lisa realizing what a champion she is for points involving ladies’s empowerment and social justice and fortuitously for us, she leaves the league with sturdy tailwinds propelling it ahead,” he stated.
In accordance to Yahoo, attendance at WNBA video games reached a six-year excessive final 12 months below her stewardship, video games had been streamed on Twitter, WNBA gamers appeared in video video games for the primary time and viewership elevated.
Borders instructed Vainness Truthful that she wished to do extra to assist ladies following sexual assault allegations towards Harvey Weinstein and after watching Oprah Winfrey’s speech on the Golden Globes about Time’s Up.
“I used to be being not simply invited, however inspired—implored—to step ahead and be half of this transformational change for ladies.”
Borders will take over as CEO of the group on Nov. 1 whereas NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum be the WNBA’s interim president.