Former WNBA president Lisa Borders resigns as Time’s Up president, CEO

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Only a few months after stepping away from the WNBA to lead the new Time’s Up Organization, Lisa Borders announced that she is stepping down from her Time’s Up post because of family issues.

Borders tweeted this statement on Feb. 18, which also included an announcement that Rebecca Goldman, currently Time’s Up’s COO, will ascend to the role on an interim basis until the position is filled permanently.

Borders was named president and CEO of Time’s Up in October and it was established in January in response to a number of high profile sexual assault allegations.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the resignation was made a few days after her 36-year-old son was alleged to have inappropriate sexual advances towards a 31-year-old woman from Santa Monica.

She posted the allegations to Facebook and Borders brought the allegations to the attention of the Time’s Up board, according to the report. It alleges he offered her a “healing session” before he began making making more suggestive advances.

The allegation was denied by an attorney for Borders’ son.

Prior to accepting her new role, Borders was WNBA president from 2016-2018 and oversaw a number of major milestones for the league – including a streaming deal with Twitter, a daily fantasy pact with FanDuel, the inclusion of WNBA players in EA Sports’ NBA Live, and the introduction of the WNBA to Las Vegas.

Two All-Star Games also took place in cities that had never previously hosted them in Seattle (2017) and Minneapolis (2018). A third – in Las Vegas for this upcoming season – was announced at last year’s All-Star festivities in Minnesota.

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