May 9, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join us to discuss Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems.

And women pay tremendous costs for this bias in time, money, and sometimes with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline Criado Perez investigates the shocking root cause of gender inequality and research in Invisible Women, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more. Chapters here include:

  • Can Snow-Clearing Be Sexist
  • The Myth of Meritocracy
  • The Henry Higgins Effect
  • One-Size-Fits-Men
  • Yentl Syndrome
  • From Purse to Wallet
  • Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Perez writes in her preface, “It’s when women are able to step out from the shadows with their voices and their bodies that things start to shift. The gaps close. And so, at heart, Invisible Women is also a call for change. For too long we have positioned women as a deviation from standard humanity and this is why they have been allowed to become invisible. It’s time for a change in perspective. It’s time for women to be seen.”

Built on hundreds of studies in the US, the UK, and around the world, and written with energy, wit, and sparkling intelligence, this is a groundbreaking, unforgettable exposé that will change the way you look at the world.


Thornton Tomasetti
330 N Wabash Ave, STE 1500
Chicago, IL 60611

5:00pm - 5:30pm - Social
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Discussion

Registration is free, but please RSVP by May 8th at 10:00 am to access the event.

This event is open to all who are interested! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Demetria Boatwright ( Raths Raths & Johnson )
Tracy Naso ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Amber DeCarlo ( Benesch )
Kristi Sattler ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Rachel Jackson ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Jennifer Deem ( Forefront Structural Engineers, Inc. )
Gloria Frank ( Raths Raths Johnson )
Stacey Ceretti ( Envista Forensics )
Jonathan Lewis ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Sophia Hoang ( HNTB Corporation )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
Natalie Hicks ( RATIO )
Yasmin Chaudhry ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
Demetria Boatwright ( Raths Raths & Johnson )