Caroline Criado-Perez unveiled as keynote speaker at Capacity Europe 2023

Caroline Criado-Perez unveiled as keynote speaker at Capacity Europe 2023

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Best-selling author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Criado-Perez is to give the keynote address at Capacity Europe in London, and to speak at the launch of Capacity's own emPOWERED Network for women.

Criado-Perez is a noted feminist, author, and proponent for gender equality, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015 for her work in equality and diversity, particularly in the media.

Her most notable work includes the campaign she spearheaded to have a female historical figure on Bank of England £10 notes. A campaign that subsequently saw Jane Austen replace Winston Churchill, who had previously replaced Elizabeth Fry on the £10 note.

In 2013, following the aforementioned Bank of England campaign, Criado-Perez led another campaign to encourage Twitter to review its 'inadequate' abuse reporting procedures, leading it to introduce a “report abuse” button on all Tweets.

In 2016, she launched a campaign for a statue of a suffragette to be erected in Parliament Square, London, after noticing that there was an absence of women present. The petition garnered 74,000 signatures and by 2017 the first statue of a woman - Millicent Fawcett - was erected in Parliament Square.

She has also been an outspoken advocate for greater representation of women in the media, particularly female experts and thought-leaders on topical issues.

Criado-Perez will join us on Tuesday 17 October as keynote guest speaker at the Women in Telecoms & Tech Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Verizon Partner Solutions. During which she will share her inspirational story and how she came about writing one of the most talked about books exposing the truth behind data and gender bias.

Her address will coincide with the launch of Capacity's own emPOWERED Network, a new community for women in tech and telecoms, with its own dedicated magazine. Community members will be able to connect to a network of power players within the industry who are paving the way helping women to strengthen their leadership and progress their careers.

She will also join us in the Capacity Europe Studio for a keynote address where she will discuss the theme of talent in the space, providing practical tips on how organisations can use the transformative power of data, and inspire them to deliver meaningful change.

Don't miss your opportunity to hear from one of the most influential voices of our time and keep your eyes peeled for Caroline as the cover star of the inaugural emPOWERED magazine!

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