Catherine Mayer is the author of Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly (2011), the bestselling Prince Charles biography Charles: The Heart of a King (2015) and Attack of the Fifty Foot Women: How Gender Equality Can Save the World! (2017). 

An award-winning journalist, she began her career at The Economist, held deputy editorships at Business Traveller and International Management magazines, and contributed regularly to the German edition of Forbes. For 11 years she worked as a London-based correspondent for the German news weekly, FOCUS. In 2004, she joined TIME as a senior editor, and later became London Bureau Chief, Europe Editor and, finally, Editor at Large. 

In March 2015, she proposed the idea of the Women’s Equality Party at the Southbank Centre, during the WOW-Women of the World Festival, and agreed with Sandi Toksvig to co-found the party. She is now the party’s President.

She served as the elected President of the Foreign Press Association in London from 2003-2005. She is on the founding committee of WOW. 

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