Laura Bates

Laura Bates | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Laura Bates | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Founder Of The Everyday Sexism Project, Author Of Everyday Sexism And A Woman Of The Year
Address and confront sexism in organizations, and empower individuals to create inclusive environments with Laura Bates, speaker, feminist, and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.
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Laura Bates | Speaker Biography

Laura Bates is a renowned feminist and journalist who founded the Everyday Sexism Project. Through her books and journalism, she sheds light on the pervasive sexism that women face throughout their lives. As a speaker, Laura delivers impactful discussions and is an ideal choice for organizations aiming to foster inclusivity. The Everyday Sexism Project, which Laura established in 2012, is a collection of testimonies from individuals who have experienced sexism, sexual assault, rape, and harassment. With over 100,000 testimonials from around the world, the project has gained international recognition, including coverage in prominent publications like the New York Times and French Glamour. Laura presented the project's findings to the United Nations and has garnered support from notable figures like Beyonce and James Corden. Additionally, she collaborates with organizations such as the British Transport Police to train officers in addressing sexual offenses using the project's data. Laura has authored several books, including "Everyday Sexism," which was shortlisted for prestigious awards. She also writes for  outlets like The Guardian, The Independent, and TIME, where she addresses women's issues and their societal impact. Beyond her writing, Laura actively works with various organizations to support women globally. She is a contributor to the Women Under Siege Project, focused on combatting rape in conflict zones, and a patron of Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support. Her contributions have been recognized with accolades such as Woman of the Year titles from The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, and Red Magazine, as well as the Cosmopolitan Ultimate New Feminist Award and the Oxford Internet Institute Internet and Society Award. As a speaker, Laura Bates is passionate about educating audiences on women's experiences. Through powerful and engaging speeches, she dissects different forms of sexism, empowering individuals to confront such behavior. Importantly, she equips organizations with strategies to address harassment, sexism, and support their female staff.

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