Caroline Criado Perez has launched a new podcast to help the next generation of women tackle gender inequality head on. As a data specialist and the author of the bestselling book, Invisible Women, she’s had her hands on a lot of data, and will be sharing her insights on what the gender data gap is and how she plans to close it. The Visible Women podcast is made possible with the help of support from Foundation North and Akinter.
There are several interesting tidbits to be found within the Visible Women podcast. The most notable is the fact that three quarters of medical professionals are now women. It’s also notable that a woman is twice as likely to get trapped in a car in an accident, as opposed to men. One such example is the ill fitting PPE (personal protective equipment), which is largely designed for men’s bodies, making them less safe to protect. Also, there’s a lot of talk about AI, and the potential for some personalised medical diagnoses in the future. This is in addition to the more commonplace issues, like the lack of women in executive positions in big business.
The Visible Women podcast has two episodes. In one, the female heart attack is explored in detail. She’s been interviewed by a few seasoned veterans, including Patricia Clarke, the data correspondent for a recent BBC documentary on the subject. And, of course, there’s a dash of drama in the form of a 36-year-old woman having a heart attack.
The Visible Women podcast also makes the most of its ties to the North East by taking listeners on a trip down the road to the North of England, and into the land of the unknown. The podcast has a strong team, with producer Hannah Varrall, and the data and design specialists behind it. They’ve produced a high-quality audio presentation that delivers the tidbits aplenty. A bonus feature is that the podcast is hosted on an open RSS feed, so you can easily subscribe to it and listen in on your lunch break.
There’s no denying that the Visible Women podcast is not for everyone. However, it’s not too hard to get into the podcast’s ethos. Especially in the company of an enthusiastic host and a supportive co-host. Plus, it’s a great way to learn about a topic that isn’t all too often discussed in the boardroom. Whether you’re a fan of Caroline Criado Perez or not, it’s worth checking out this podcast and seeing what she’s got to say about women in business.
With a large dose of levity, the Visible Women podcast is an entertaining and informative look at the modern woman’s world. From her latest findings to the best women’s footwear, to her latest project, the Visible Women m-moment, this show is an educational and eye-opening experience. You might just have to take the call to your next dinner party. Just be sure to leave enough time to do so.