Catherine Mayer, who served as Executive Director of Datum Future from September 2018 – February 2020 before moving to her current role, is a bestselling author and journalist, with a career spanning The Economist, the German news weekly FOCUS and TIME magazine, where she served as Europe Editor and Editor at Large. Her most recent book, Attack of the 50 Ft Women, examines, among other things, the impacts of technology on gender equality.
She served as the elected President of the Foreign Press Association in London from 2003-2005. She is on the founding committee of WOW—the Women of the World Festival, was a judge for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction and is co-founder of the Primadonna Festival.
The winner of the FPA Story of the Year in 2010 and shortlisted for the Orwell Prize the following year, she has also been named in WIE Women in Excellence 2013, Progress 1000 Evening Standard Equality Champion 2016, Oxford University Suffrage Champion 2018, Gender Equality Top 100: Most Influential People in Global Policy 2018 and, with Sandi Toksvig, NatWest Spirit of Everywoman Award 2018.