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Lisa Borders Steps Down as CEO of Time’s Up

Lisa Borders Steps Down as CEO of Time’s Up

Lisa Borders has resigned as President and CEO of Time’s Up, the initiative formed in response to sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood and beyond. She released a statement on Monday saying family issues led her to step down but offered no further information. “As Time’s Up continues to grow, I am proud of the work I have done to shepherd its continued development,” Borders said. “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.” Under Borders’ leadership, the anti-sexual harassment organization targeted three areas -- culture, companies, and laws -- across industries including entertainment, advertising, law, finance, healthcare, and tech. Regular Beat readers will recall that Time’s Up named the 60-year-old former WNBA President as their first-ever President and CEO in October of last year, and she began her tenure on November 1st. She had been with the WNBA since 2016 and has more than 30 years of experience from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Borders previously served as Chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation and VP for Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. The Georgia native was also a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta in 2009. A 1979 Duke graduate, the proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. went on to earn a Master’s from the University of Colorado at Denver. COO Rebecca Goldman will serve as interim CEO while the organization conducts an executive search. More here.

Elijah Cummings Says White House Tried to Give Saudi Arabia Sensitive Nuclear Information Without Congressional Approval

Elijah Cummings Says White House Tried to Give Saudi Arabia Sensitive Nuclear Information Without Congressional Approval

Barack Obama Helps NBA Expand to Africa 

Barack Obama Helps NBA Expand to Africa