Laura Bates

Everyday Sexism Project
Laura Bates

Laura Bates is a best-selling author, keynote speaker and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality.

She works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, and organisations, from the Council of Europe to the United Nations, to increase equality and diversity.  Her work also covers the ever-increasing business case for addressing subjects of gender inequality and misogyny in the workplace (in the knowledge that tackling such issues greatly improves performance and productivity).

Laura’s campaigning alongside other activists has received huge praise and success: including persuading Facebook to change its policies on rape and domestic abuse content, putting sexual consent and healthy relationships on the school curriculum and  improving the way in which the British Transport Police respond to incidents of sexual violence.

As a keynote speaker, Laura has spoken across the globe to some of the world’s biggest companies, including Google, the World Trade Organisation, Viacom, Paramount Pictures, 5×15 and UBS. Her keynote topics include, but are not limited to:

Her books include Everyday Sexism (shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year) and The Sunday Times bestseller Girl Up, Misogynation. Laura writes regularly for the New York Times and Guardian and is a frequent media commentator and consultant for TV productions tackling issues around gender inequality.

In recognition of Laura’s work, she was awarded a British Empire Medal in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, participated in President Obama’s White House Summit on the United State of Women and has been named Woman of the Year by The Sunday Times Magazine.

You can watch Laura speaking here.

Laura Bates