Lisa Borders

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Lisa Borders
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Lisa Borders at WNBA game in 2018
4th President of the WNBA
In office
February 10, 2016 – October 2, 2018
Preceded byLaurel J. Richie
Succeeded byCathy Engelbert
President of the Atlanta City Council
In office
Preceded byCathy Woolard
Succeeded byCeasar Mitchell
Personal details
Alma materDuke University
University of Colorado

Lisa Michelle Borders is the former president and chief executive officer of Time's Up.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Borders was formerly president of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation.[5]

She was a candidate for mayor of Atlanta in 2009.[6] 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[7] whose mission is to address the politics of problem solving.[clarification needed][8]

Borders obtained a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a masters from the University of Colorado.[9] She serves on the Duke University Board of Trustees.[10][11] As an undergraduate, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.[12]


In 2018, Borders was named by People magazine as one of their 25 Women Changing the World.[13]

Family background[edit]

Borders is the granddaughter of civil rights leader Rev. William Holmes Borders, pastor of Atlanta's Wheat Street Baptist Church.[14]


  1. ^ "WNBA President Lisa Borders Named Head of Time's Up". Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Hinchliffe, Emma (November 1, 2018). "Time's Up Gets CEO, Expands Mission". Fortune (Paper). 178 (5): 12.
  3. ^ "Coca-Cola exec Borders named WNBA president". 10 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Borders Endorses Kasim Reed For Mayor - Politics News Story - WSB Atlanta". 2009-11-11. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2011-09-14.
  5. ^ "Foundation Team". Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Former Atlanta city councilwoman, WNBA president to become first Time's Up CEO". myajc. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  7. ^ Oliphant, James (September 26, 2010). "Tired of 'tea party' sniping, moderates organize". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ "Houston ground zero for a radical political movement reaching both Democrats and Republicans". Culture Map Houston. June 2, 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-08. Retrieved 2015-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-07-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Lisa Borders T'79 | Board of Trustees". Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  12. ^ "Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated: Super-sheroes".
  13. ^ "Meet PEOPLE's 25 Women Changing the World of 2018". Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  14. ^ Press, Local The Associated. "Former Time's Up CEO Lisa Borders resigned after son was accused of sexual assault". myajc. Retrieved 2019-03-10.

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