Laura Marks set up Mitzvah Day in 2008 after a career in the commercial world. Mitzvah Day is committed to bringing people together to change the world for the better, through social action and is now running in 20 countries. In the UK our focus is largely on bringing people of different faiths together in an increasingly fractured world.
Elected Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 2012-2015, Laura used this time to establish Women in Jewish Leadership to bring more women into leadership roles. As Vice Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Laura brings people together to focus on shared issues of genocide, hatred and its prevention. Laura speaks (as often as she can) on issues relating to interfaith relationships, integration, equalities and social action and is a new contributor to Radio 2 Pause for Thought.
Laura’s two passions of equality and inclusion and of interfaith relationships come together in Nisa-Nashim which she is delighted to co-chair with Julie Siddiqi.