Laura Bates in Conversation with Tessa Sanderson CBE


Together We Are Powerful: Laura Bates in Conversation with Tessa Sanderson CBE

Join us to celebrate International Women's Day and support Solace's life-saving work.

Feminist journalist, Laura Bates, will be leading a conversation with gold-medal winning Olympian Tessa Sanderson CBE on the theme of strength through adversity.

Since the pandemic began, we’ve seen a 100% increase in demand for our services. Many women fleeing abuse are facing the risk of poverty, homelessness and now Coronavirus. We need to be able to pick up the phone to every woman who calls our helpline, it could be their only opportunity to seek help. That’s why we need our community to come together in support for survivors because together we are powerful…together we can end violence against women and girls.


Early-bird tickets: £7.50. Use code 'EARLYBIRD' at checkout (valid until 27/02/2021)

General tickets = £10

Solace BOLD Tshirts = £20

Proceeds will support Solace to fund our vital work.


Laura Bates: Laura Bates 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. She is the author of Everyday Sexism, the Sunday Times bestseller Girl Up, Misogynation, The Burning and Men Who Hate Women. 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.

Tessa Sanderson CBE:

On the 6th August 1984 at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Tessa Sanderson won the Gold in the Women's Javelin and became the first black woman to win a Gold for Great Britain. She remains today the only British person, man or woman to ever win a throwing Gold Medal, a record that has been maintained for over 36 years! Tessa became the first female to be appointed Vice Chair for Sport England a role she held for 6 years. Tessa is a keynote speaker, accomplished motivational presenter and awards host and TV & radio personality across sport, entertainment and media.

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10th March 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm