Caroline Criado-Perez, author and campaigner
Ellie Froggatt, September 17, 2019
Caroline Criado-Perez is a writer, broadcaster and award-winning feminist campaigner
She is published across the major national media and appears in both print and broadcast as a commentator on a wide range of topics.
Her first book, Do it Like a Woman, was described as “a must-read” by the Sunday Independent and “rousing and immensely readable” by Good Housekeeping who selected it as their best non-fiction. Eleanor Marx hailed it in the New Statesman as “an extended and immersive piece of investigative journalism”, while Bridget Christie chose it as one of her books of the year in The Guardian, declaring that “young girls and women everywhere should have a copy".
Her second book, Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, looks at a world largely built by and for men. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives. It highlights a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar chances are that you're a woman.