Catherine Mayer is an author, journalist and activist. She is the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party and co-founder of Primadonna Festival, the festival celebrating brilliant writing, music and ideas launched in 2019.
The founding executive director of the think tank Datum Future, she also consults, speaks and writes about the impacts of technology.
Her books include Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly; Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! and Charles: The Heart of a King, a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller.
She has worked as a journalist at a range of titles including The Economist and Business Traveller. In 2004, she joined TIME as a senior editor, later becoming Editor at Large.
She was the lead candidate for the Women’s Equality Party in the 2019 European elections. She is on the founding committee of WOW—the Women of the World festival.