Laura Bates

Founder of Everyday Sexism Project, writer and activist

Laura Bates studied English at Cambridge University and worked as an actor before launching the Everyday Sexism Project in 2012. The project allows women to post online about the sexism they experience in everyday life. It rapidly gathered momentum, reaching 100,000 entries in April 2015, and, as of late 2015, had nearly a quarter of a million Twitter followers and is now active in more than 20 countries across the world. Laura Bates’s book Everyday Sexism was published in 2014.