The Financial Times / McKinsey Book of the Year Award 2019 has been announced...

The 2019 Financial Times / McKinsey Business Book of the Year winner and special mentions were announced yesterday. And as we approach the holiday break, if you're interested in catching up on big stories, the SMC Library has all of those titles now available for check out.

Invisible Women cover imageThe winner is Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, 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 often 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. 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." --publisher summary

Also, hear the author summarize the book on the 99% Invisible podcast.

 

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