Tina Tchen, a lawyer and former chief of employees to First Girl Michelle Obama, has been named president and CEO of Time’s Up.

The advocacy group confirmed the information in a tweet Monday, saying it’s “honored to announce that she’ll be main the cost.”

Tchen will take over November 1. She succeeds Lisa Borders, who stepped down final February after simply 4 months on the job after sexual assault allegations had been made towards her son. Rebecca Goldman has been serving as CEO on an interim foundation.

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“Tina is aware of the facility and alternative of Time’s Up as a precious ally serving to convey this group to life early on,” mentioned Shonda Rhimes, a principal founding father of Time’s Up. “Tina’s expertise and distinctive talent set completely swimsuit her for this function and time, and can assist guarantee our continued progress in direction of significant change.”

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A former assistant to President Obama, government director of the White Home Council on Ladies and Women, and chief of employees to First Girl Michelle Obama, Tchen has labored for many years to advance gender equality, notably for working girls. On the White Home, she spearheaded the first-ever White Home Summit on Working Households and helped type the White Home Job Drive to Shield College students from Sexual Assault.

“I’ve been a single working mom all through my profession, and I’ve by no means witnessed such an inspiring and trustworthy dialog in regards to the challenges dealing with girls and all staff, together with sexual harassment, energy, and fairness,” Tchen mentioned. “I’m extra optimistic than ever that we are able to create workplaces the place everybody has an equal alternative to achieve their full potential and, on this new function, I’m decided to make it occur.”

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Time’s Up launched behind a phalanx of Hollywood A-listers in January 2018 in an effort to make sure a protected, truthful and dignified office for ladies in all industries. The group runs with the Nationwide Ladies’s Legislation Middle the Time’s Up Authorized Protection Fund, which helps defray authorized and public relations prices for these pursuing sexual harassment retaliation claims.

Right here is the official tweet with a video that includes Tchen:

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Meet @TinaTchen. She helped to co-found @TIMESUPLDF. She’s been combating for gender fairness and staff’ rights for 40 years.

At present, we’re honored to announce that she’ll be main the cost as #TIMESUP’s new President & CEO.

Be part of us. Textual content NOW to 30644. pic.twitter.com/fBXMUU1Oqg

— TIME’S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) October 7, 2019