Celebrating Lisa Borders!
For a 60 year old, you have to agree that Lisa Borders is goals. Lisa 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 WNBA’s two decades making history in 2016 having previously served as President of the Atlanta City Council of Atlanta, Georgia from 2004 to 2010. She is the CEO & President of the Time’s Up- movement against sexual harassment founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo movement.
Borders who has enjoyed a long career in both the public, private and non- profit sectors has formerly served as president of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation. 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. With a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a masters from the University of Colorado, she currently serves on the Duke University Board of Trustees.
Since joining the WNBA in 2016, Borders has accelerated the league’s growth in several key areas. In 2017, the WNBA recorded its highest regular-season attendance in six years and provided new ways for fans to engage with the league through live streamed games on Twitter and the launch of the WNBA’s first official one-day fantasy game with FanDuel. In addition, a full roster of WNBA teams and players appeared in a video game for the first time in NBA LIVE 18.
As the former head of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the former president of the Atlanta City Council, and former President & CEO of the Time’s Up ), Borders knows how to fight for women, and as she’s experienced in pushing for policy.
Culled from Wikipedia and Vanity Fair Magazine.