28 June 2023 - 16 August 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
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HBA OC Book Club Series: Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Book Club Series with HBA Orange County, featuring “Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men,” by Caroline Criado Perez

Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you’re a woman.

Invisible Women shows us how, in a world largely built for and by men, we are systematically ignoring half the population. It exposes the gender data gap – a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against women, and that has created a pervasive but invisible bias with a profound effect on women’s lives.

Award-winning campaigner and author Caroline Criado Perez brings together an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media – Invisible Women reveals the biased data that excludes women. In making the case for change, this powerful and provocative book will make you see the world anew.

*Copy from Caroline Criado Perez website (https://carolinecriadoperez.com/book/invisible-women/).

Join us for an insightful, engaging conversation where we will investigate the root cause of gender inequality and research, diving into women’s lives at home, the workplace, the public square, the doctor’s office, and more.

This educational series is open to both HBA members and non-members.

The book club series will meet 3 times:

Session #1: Wednesday, June 28 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT
Session #2: Wednesday, July 19 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT
Session #3: Wednesday, August 16 from 5:00-6:00 pm PT

Registrants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book, which is available in 3 formats (Paperback, e-Book, and Audiobook).
For your convenience, here’s Amazon link.
This event series is offered as a package, you will be able to attend all sessions through your purchase.

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA Members and Non-members
Online registration deadline: August 16


Regular Registration$30.00 / €30.00$60.00 / €60.00

Members receive up to 50 percent discount

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