Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women

See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book 'Invisible Women'.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Friday 6th March, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

Imagine a world where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, your phone is too big for your hand, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, or where the hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this feels familiar, chances are you’re a woman.

In conversation about her critically acclaimed book Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez reveals a world largely built for and by men, in areas that include government policy, medical research, technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media.

Following successful campaigns to put a woman on Bank of England notes, put a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, and get Twitter to revise its abuse procedures, Criado Perez has produced Invisible Women to expose the shocking data bias that excludes women, the real life effect it has – and crucially, as a call for change.

Venue Information

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
United Kingdom

About the Book

Invisible Women
Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez

Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Publication date:7 Mar 2019


4.18 out of 5
11 reviews
"she simply wields data like a laser, slicing cleanly through the fog of unconscious and unthinking preferences"
The Guardian
"Criado Perez comprehensively makes the case that seemingly objective data can actually be highly male-biased"
Financial Times
"anyone who doubts that we live in a world designed by and for men needs to read this book"
Literary Review
"a rallying cry to fight back"
The Sunday Times
"The book is admirably internationalist in its perspective."
Irish Times
"The assumption that men are the norm has created discrimination against women, but some problems are more serious than others"
Evening Standard
"it is never less than eye-opening, and frequently staggering"
The Bookseller
"It’s nevertheless useful and sobering to have it listed in this way, to have numbers to quantify our pain and misery"
The Observer
"...the steady, unrelenting accumulation of evidence, the sheer weight of her argument"
New Statesman
"as Criado Perez systematically shows, women are still considered the second sex, if they are considered at all."
Times Literary Supplement

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media, Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women.