Time's Up to Lay Off Remaining Staff as Part of 'Major Reset'

Interim president and CEO Monifa Bandele will also step down, the group’s board announced

Women’s rights organization Time’s Up will embark on a “major reset” of the organization, with the entire staff being laid off and “rebuilt,” the group’s board of directors announced Friday.

The company’s remaining 25 staff members will be let go with current programmatic operations ending January 1, 2022. Staff will receive severance through March 1. And the interim president and CEO Monifa Bandele will step down while a small transitiion team and board will oversee the process.

“This is a needed reset, not a retreat,” Board Chair Gabrielle Sulzberger said in a statement. “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.”

“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.”

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