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Lisa Borders: President and CEO of #TimesUp Announces Resignation Due to Family Issues

Lisa Borders

*Lisa Borders, president and CEO of Time’s Up, announced her resignation on Monday.

Borders, 61, left her position as president of the WNBA in October to lead the initiative, which aims to fight workplace sexual harassment. Her resignation comes amid a family issue, she said in a letter to the group’s stakeholders.

Variety reports that Rebecca Goldman, Times Up’s COO, will act as interim chief executive while the group seeks a new leader.

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“As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development,” Borders said in the statement. “Unfortunately, it is with deep regret that I must resign from Time’s Up to address family concerns that require my singular focus. I appreciate the opportunity to support this mission and I hope my efforts will continue to resonate.”

“With gratitude for her work, Time’s Up accepts and supports Lisa Borders’ decision to resign as president and CEO,” Time’s Up said in a statement. “We know that it is the right decision for Lisa as well as the organization. Our COO, Rebecca Goldman, will serve as interim CEO while we conduct an executive search. We remain steadfast in our mission to create safe, fair, and dignified work for women of all kinds.”

Borders was named the first president and CEO of Time’s Up ten months after the organization was formed in January 2018. The movement is a response to the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Hollywood power players such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.

In an interview with Vanity Fair after her appointment was announced last October, Borders explained Time’s Up goal of making the workplace safer for everyone, not just in Hollywood.

“It’s out here for everybody. This is not a club,” she said at the time. “I would just offer the invitation to everyone, right here, right now . . . come join us on this journey.”

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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