5 months ago
The president of the WNBA has left her position at the league and will become the first-ever president and CEO at the Time’s Up organization.
Dedicated to promoting safe, fair, and dignified work for women, the group was formed 10 months ago after the entertainment industry was rocked by a series of sexual harassment allegations.
Backed by celebs including Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Ava DuVernay, Brie Larson, and Natalie Portman, Time’s Up has already connected more than 3,500 women and men from all 50 state to legal resources.
Borders, who joined the league in 2016, is the third executive to leave the WNBA in the last six months even though the league is coming off one of its most successful seasons in terms of TV viewership.
“The sky is absolutely not falling,” Borders told The Associated Press. “It’s a natural evolution in any business. In young businesses, you have talent coming and going on a regular basis. What I would say from my leaving is this is an extraordinary opportunity. I think this is an opportunity for the next leader to come in and take the baton and continue the work we have started here.”
In the wake of Borders’ departure, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis.