President and CEO Lisa Borders, has penned down her resignation from the sexual harassment movement Time’s Up; a position she was accorded with in late October last year and became the first president and chief executive officer of the movement.
In a released statement on Monday announcing her exit based on personal family matters, Borders disclosed, “As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development. 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.”
The organization in response to Borders resignation thanked her for her work and also announced that COO to the movement Rebecca Goldman, will henceforth step in as an interim CEO. The statement read, “With gratitude for her work, Time’s Up accepts and supports Lisa Borders’ decision to resign as president and CEO. 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.”
Time’s Up is an all-female empowerment movement established on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein sexual harassment scandal and #MeToo. It is on record that as of December 2018, the movement has raised more than $22 million for its legal defense fund and gathered nearly 800 volunteer lawyers. Award shows such BAFTAs, Golden Globes and the Oscars have all used their platforms to harness the motivation behind the Time’s Up movement, since its inception.