Time’s Up president Lisa Borders is resigning “to address family concerns” after only three months in the role, she announced on Monday.
“As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development,” Borders said in a 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
Borders joined Time’s Up in November as the organization’s first-ever CEO and president. Borders joined Time’s Up from the WNBA, where she’s been the president since 2016. The longtime executive has also been a vice president at Coca-Cola and was the vice mayor of Atlanta.
The organization’s COO Rebecca Goldman will serve as interim CEO, Time’s Up announced in a statement on Twitter.
“With gratitude for her work, TIME’S UP accepts and supports Lisa Borders’ decision to resign as President and CEO,” reads the 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.”
Launched a year ago with the backing of the most high-profile names in Hollywood, Time’s Up has been calling out workplace misconduct in the wake of several accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and many other hitmakers.
TV producer Shonda Rhimes, actress Kerry Washington, actress Katie McGrath, National Women’s Law Center head Fatima Goss Graves and ad agency head Wendy Clark spearheaded the selection of Borders to lead the organization.
See the statements below.
Statement from Lisa Borders and TIME’S UP pic.twitter.com/Uo7MlDb8Op
— TIME'S UP (@TIMESUPNOW) February 18, 2019