TIME’S UP announces major reset, committed to full transparency

(WASHINGTON, DC) November 19, 2021 – The Board of Directors of TIME’S UP today announced a major reset of the women’s rights organization.  The decision follows the completion of an initial phase in a comprehensive management review by an independent consultant.  According to its leaders, the structure, strategy, and staff of the group will be rebuilt from the ground up.  Interim president and CEO, Monifa Bandele, will step down, while a small transition team and board will oversee the process.

“This is a needed reset, not a retreat.” said Board Chair Gabrielle Sulzberger.  “TIME’S UP stands for accountability and systematic change in the workplace. It is incumbent on us to learn from these findings, and focus on building an organization that powerfully serves women of all kinds and ends the impunity of sexual harassment and assault in the  workplace.”

The reset plan was presented to staff this afternoon. Current programmatic operations will end January 1, 2022. Staff departing will receive severance through March 1, 2022.  The transition team, along with the board that remains will immediately begin phase two of the process to work on developing the new methods and operational needs for TIME’S UP going forward.  This will involve building a more focused, transparent, and inclusive organization.

“We persevere. We will not lose the ground gained for women’s equality and safety over these last several years,” Bandele said.  “Our movement and the stakes for our entire society and future generations are so much bigger than one organization or title.   We will continue to make significant contributions, both through work led by TIME’S UP and beyond.”

The full phase 1 report is available on TIME’S UP’s website.  Those who are interested to stay informed about the next steps can register on the website to receive updates.  More details about the reset will be announced in the coming weeks.

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TIME’S UP™ Now is the nonpartisan and not-for-profit advocacy arm of TIME’S UP. We advocate for safe, fair, and dignified work for all in the public and private sectors, calling for an end to harassment and other related forms of discrimination on the job. And we fight to rebuild the systems that have taken away women’s power for far too long. TIME’S UP Now is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.