ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant announced the appointment of Lisa M. Borders, Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company to its Global Board of Directors.
Ms. Borders will be a Featured Speaker for the 2015 HOPE Global Forum Annual Meeting and moderate a panel in the General Session on "Expanding the Gains of Women and Girls: How to Prosper in the Global Economy." In addition to Border's participation, The Coca-Cola Company is a Gold Level sponsor for the event.
Last year, Borders and Coca-Cola were integral in organizing Operation HOPE's Atlanta Economic Empowerment Tour, a series of events teaching residents how to invest in their financial futures and community.
"We are pleased to have a leader of the stature and dedication of Ms. Borders," said John Hope Bryant "Her expertise and experience will help advance Project 5117, HOPE's plan to nurture economic freedom and foster universal human dignity in underserved communities."
The Global Board plays a key part in the development and success of Operation HOPE. It provides leadership, guidance, and support for HOPE programs and activities. Its members encourage the empowerment of youth and adults through economic literacy education, economic empowerment programs, and digital empowerment.
HOPE's Global Board is comprised of some of the country's most powerful executives, decision-makers, bankers and economists. These individuals play an essential role in driving HOPE's Silver Rights Movement to expand economic opportunity, and make capitalism and free enterprise accessible to underserved communities. A complete list of HOPE Boards may be viewed online. To learn more about HOPE, visit our website at www.operationhope.org, follow us on Twitter @operationhope and www.facebook.com/operationhope.
About Operation HOPE, Inc. Since its inception in 1992, HOPE has empowered more than 2.2 million individuals and directed more than $1.5 billion in private capital to America's low-wealth communities. It currently serves more than 300 U.S. cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and most recently, the United Arab Emirates. Its effort to empower underserved communities is a "silver rights" mission to make free enterprise work for everyone.