‘Virtual’ Leadership Book Club meeting

The next Leadership Book Club will be on December 16th, 12-1pm on Teams. 

The Book to be discussed is  Invisible Women’ by Caroline Criado Perez

Caroline Criado Perez’s eye-opening book provides a startling perspective on the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives. Marshalling a wealth of data with precision and insight, as the Times affirms, ‘Invisible Women is a game-changer; an uncompromising blitz of facts, sad, mad, bad and funny, making an unanswerable case and doing so brilliantly.’

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2020

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year 2020

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for March 2020

Winner of The Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2019

Winner of The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019

eBook available – Invisible women – a KGH NHS OpenAthens login is required.

‘Arm yourself with this book and press it into the hands of everyone you know. It is utterly brilliant!’ – Helena Kennedy

Invisible Women is a game-changer. It should be on every policymaker, politician and manager’s shelves’ – Melanie Reid, The Times 

‘Seeing imbalance in percentage terms gives the process of understanding and combating it an important dimension’ – The Observer

‘This book is a devastating indictment of institutionalised complacency and a rallying cry to fight back’ – The Sunday Times

‘Criado Perez comprehensively makes the case that seemingly objective data can actually be highly male-biased.’ – The Financial Times

‘The neat thing about data, is that it avoids thorny questions of intention. Criado Perez doesn’t set out to prove a vast conspiracy; she simply wields data like a laser, slicing cleanly through the fog of unconscious and unthinking preferences.’ – The Guardian

Invisible Women takes on the neglected topic of what we don’t know – and why. The result is a powerful, important and eye-opening analysis of the gender politics of knowledge and ignorance. With examples from technology to natural disasters, this is an original and timely reminder of why we need women in the leadership of the institutions that shape every aspect of our lives.’ – Cordelia Fine

‘Hugely readable, packed with facts and insight. An important book written with humour and flair’ – Robert Webb

‘The thoroughness of Invisible Women doesn’t detract from its absolute readability. This is entertaining, scholarly and so very important.’ – Adam Rutherford

Caroline Criado Perez on Invisible Women https://youtu.be/C6vAoD3HA9I  (5mins)

‘Why car design is killing women’ | Caroline Criado Perez https://youtu.be/7LQfu05i-80 (5 mins)

Caroline Criado Perez discussed her best-seller ‘Invisible Women’ at the United Nations https://youtu.be/Sbu4qLsl6PM  (60mins)

If you would like to join us please email rebecca.smith197@nhs.net for details (open to members of KGH and NGH staff only)