founder of everyday sexism project, writer
Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality. The project has expanded into over 20 countries worldwide, featuring in media from the New York Times to the Times of India. Laura writes regularly for the Guardian and TIME among others. She was the recipient of the Georgina Henry Women in Journalism award at the 2015 British Press Awards and was awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015. She has worked with international bodies from the Council of Europe to the United Nations on gender equality. She is also Contributor for Women Under Siege, an organisation working against rape in conflict zones worldwide. Laura’s first book Everyday Sexism was published in 2014. It was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book of the Year award and Political Book Awards Polemic of the Year.