Press awards: Everyday Sexism founder wins Georgina Henry prize

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Press awards: Everyday Sexism founder wins Georgina Henry prize

Laura Bates wins inaugural award recognising innovation

Laura Bates - founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, who will be on hand to answer your questions in our live Q&A.
 Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, won the inaugural Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Award for Innovation at the Press awards Photograph: Sarah Lee/The Guardian

The founder of the Everyday Sexism project has won the inaugural Georgina Henry Women in Journalism Award for Innovation at the Press awards for 2014.

Laura Bates was awarded the prize at the awards event at London’s Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel on Tuesday night.

The other nominees for the award were the GroundTruth Project’s Middle East correspondent Lauren Bohn, reporter and blogger Iram Ramzan, and freelance journalist and Daily Mirror columnist Ros Wynne-Jones.

Nick Ferrari, Eleanor Mills, Laura and Caroline kean from Wiggin who sponsored the award

Nick Ferrari, Eleanor Mills, Laura and Caroline kean from Wiggin who sponsored the award

Women in Journalism launched the annual prize in honour of Henry, the former deputy editor of the Guardian and one of the founders of the campaigning group. Henry’s partner Ronan Bennett and children Molly and Finn were in attendance at Tuesday’s ceremony.

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