A British feminist, activist and journalist, Caroline Criado Perez has won the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 (sponsored by Insight Investment) for her 2nd book ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’ at an awards ceremony at the Royal Society, London, United Kingdom (UK).
- She became the 32nd winner and the fifth woman to be awarded the Royal Society Science Books Prize & her book was chosen from a shortlist of 6 to win the award. Caroline’s 1st book ‘Do It Like a Woman’ published in the year 2015.
- Caroline was selected by a panel of expert judges headed by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS, Principal and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at Jesus College, University of Oxford.
- It exposes the gender data gap which results to discrimination against women in daily life . It documents the gender biased data from different sectors & irregularities in data collection that leads to shaping a man’s world. It has been Published by chatto & windus (London).
- Some of the previous winners of the prize include Stephen Hawking, Jared Diamond, Stephen Jay Gould and Brian Greene and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore.
- Royal society science book prize was instituted in 1988, the Royal Society Science Book Prize is given to popular science writing across the world for non-specialist readers.