Tina Tchen
United States

Time's Up


President / CEO

Tchen left her law firm in November 2019 to take a full-time role at Time’s Up, the organization she cofounded in 2017 to provide legal and PR assistance to those experiencing workplace sexual harassment or related retaliation. Under her leadership in the short time since, Time’s Up has created a how-to guide for employers dealing with equity and inclusion issues during the COVID-19 crisis, launched a digital forum for presidential candidates, issued a national survey on pay equity, released a set of entertainment industry safety resources and launched an awareness campaign encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to pursue behind-the-camera jobs in show business. A former Obama administration official, she also continues to chair the Recording Academy’s task force on inclusion and diversity.


  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
  • White House, The


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Time's Up Financial Reports Show Growth, Detail CEO Severance

Time's Up Financial Reports Show Growth, Detail CEO Severance

Time's Up released its latest financial reports on Tuesday, which show the non-profit grew quickly in 2019 but also had to pay a sizable severance to its former CEO.Time's Up spent $10.8 million in 2019, up nearly threefold from the year before. At the same time, it directed a larger share of its budget to program services -- about 62%, compared to 41% in its first year.Charity rankings pay close attention to the percentage of funds that go to services,...


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