Tina Tchen appointed as new president and CEO of Time’s Up


US advocacy group Time’s Up, which was set up to tackle sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace, has a new boss.

Tina Tchen, the organisation’s new president and CEO, is already known to the music industry, too: since last March she’s been working as chair of the US Recording Academy’s task force for inclusion, having previously worked in the White House as assistant to President Barack Obama; chief of staff to the First Lady Michelle Obama; and executive director of the Council on Women and Girls. In her role as partner at legal firm Buckley LLP, Tchen also co-founded Habit Advisors, a company that delivers ‘Harassment, Acceptance, Bias and Inclusion Training’ (that’s the acronym) for companies.

“Tina knows the power and opportunity of Time’s Up as a valuable ally helping bring this organisation to life early on,” said TV producer, showrunner and author Shonda Rhimes, who co-founded Time’s Up. “Tina’s talent and unique skill set perfectly suit her for this role and time, and will help ensure our continued progress towards meaningful change.”

Stuart Dredge

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