A conversation with Caroline Criado-Perez OBE


A conversation with Caroline Criado-Perez OBE

Hosted by the Gender and Society Research Hub, Northumbria University


Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and feminist campaigner. She is co-founder of The Women’s Room, a database of women experts set up to counter the small number of women selected to appear in the media as experts. In 2013, Caroline led a successful campaign for the Bank of England to keep a woman on English banknotes, resulting in the Bank changing its selection processes.  Both of these campaigns attest to the power of social media as a tool for social change.  The onslaught of abuse Caroline was subjected to, as a woman speaking out on feminist issues, highlighted the violence – physical and symbolic – that women face for being women every day, demonstrating the ongoing necessity of feminist work.

Caroline won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award in 2013 and featured in The Independent on Sunday’s ‘Happy List’ that same year.  Her first book, Do It Like A Woman…. And Change the World, was published by Portobello Books in May 2015 and comprises inspirational accounts of women pioneers from around the world.  In June 2015 Caroline was appointed OBE for her services to Equality and Diversity particularly in the media.  In response to congratulations regarding the OBE on Twitter, she tweeted “We’re taking feminism all the way to the queen”.

Event Details:

Monday 12th October 2015

6.30-7.30pm (drinks from 6pm)

City Campus East, Business and Law Building, Northumbria University
(No. 17 on the City Campus map available to download here: www.northumbria.ac.uk/perez)

This is a FREE public event but please RESERVE YOUR PLACE HERE: www.northumbria.ac.uk/perez

For enquiries please contact:


Dr Julie Scanlon

Senior Lecturer in English Literature
Dept of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Lipman 406
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST
T: 0191 2437327

Follow the Gendered Subjects blog: http://genderedsubjects.wordpress.com/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@SubjectGender