The author Laura Bates stands at a lectern at the WOW Festival

WOW Presents: Laura Bates - Fix the System, Not the Women

About Laura Bates

Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, the author of Everyday Sexism, The Sunday Times bestseller Girl Up, Misogynation and The Burning. In 2018 she published Letters to the Future with Owen Sheers. Laura writes regularly for The Guardian and the New York Times amongst others and won a British Press Award in 2015. She works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, police forces and organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. She was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to gender equality in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2015 and has been named woman of the year by Cosmopolitan, Red Magazine and The Sunday Times Magazine. Laura is a contributor at Women Under Siege, a New York-based project tackling rape in conflict worldwide and she is patron of SARSAS, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support.