A lifelong lover of food and the granddaughter of farmers, Borden joined the Golden Gate Restaurant Association (GGRA) as executive director in February 2014. In addition to her GGRA role, Borden is a director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and commissioner, San Francisco Parking Authority, following six years of service as a planning commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco.
Prior to GGRA, Borden spent 10 years at IBM as the manager of corporate citizenship & corporate affairs. She worked as a legislative aide to then-San Francisco Supervisor Gavin Newsom, and a staff assistant in U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's office. Borden is involved in a number of civic and philanthropic organizations and has received numerous awards for her leadership. She was named by the San Francisco Business Times as an Influential Woman in Bay Area Business numerous times and earned the distinction of Forever Influential in 2017. She was recently recognized by iGNiTE, an organization that empowers girls to pursue public service.