Laura Bates joins Lord Davies of Abersoch as another announced speaker Northern Ireland’s first Diversity and Inclusion Summit being held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at Titanic Belfast.
Laura works closely with politicians, businesses, schools, police forces and organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. She writes regularly for the Guardian and the New York Times amongst others and won a British Press Award in 2015.
Laura 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. She is the recipient of two honorary degrees and was awarded the Internet and Society Award by the Oxford Internet Institute alongside Sir Tim Berners Lee.
Laura is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, an ever-increasing collection of over 100,000 testimonies of gender inequality, with branches in 25 countries worldwide.
Lord Davies spearheaded ‘The Davies Review’, a government backed commission, first introduced in 2010 to examine the underrepresentation of women on boards. At that time he was Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Small Business.
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