Catherine Mayer Biography
Catherine Mayer is a renowned American-born British author and journalist, as well as the co-founder and President of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) in the United Kingdom. Mayer began her career at The Economist and has worked as a foreign correspondent at the German newsweekly Focus.
From June 2013-June to 2005, Mayer was president of the Foreign Press Association in London. In addition, she worked as Time’s Editor at Large, Europe Editor, London Bureau Chief, and Senior Editor since 2004-April 2015. She started legal action against Time in July 2017 on the basis of age and gender discrimination. Her attorney, Dr. Ann Olivarius, is a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party, which was co-founded by Catherine Mayer. Mayer and Dr. Ann appeared in a 2018 episode of Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland’s podcast series, “The Hearing.” Catherine’s lawsuit prompted other journalists to seek legal advice about sexual discrimination and ended in 2018, with an “amicable resolution”.
Furthermore, in 2011, Mayer wrote the book, Amortality: The Pleasures and Perils of Living Agelessly about the pros and cons of people living longer. Moreover, her 2015 biography of Prince Charles, published as, Charles: The Heart of a King, published in the US as Born to Be King, generated global headlines with its claims of dysfunction in the royal courts. Clarence House, which aided in access to the Prince, distanced itself from the book. However, Mayer stood by the content. The book was among the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Similarly, Mayer’s non-fiction, Attack of the 50ft. Women were published in 2017. The book talks about the benefits of gender equality and how it is being promoted in various countries and has been depicted as “a compelling feminist call to arms”. Additionally, her memoir Good Grief, which includes letters written by her mother and covers the death of both women’s husbands and the coronavirus pandemic, is set for publication by Harper Collins, in December 2020.
Women’s Equality Party
Mayer co-founded the Women’s Equality Party with Sandi Toksvig in March 2015 and is also its President. The party’s core objectives are equal representation, equal education, equal pay, equal health, equality in and through the media, shared opportunities in parenting and caregiving, and, an end to violence against women. Additionally, the first policy commitments of the party were launched by the party’s first leader, Sophie Walker, on October 20, 2015, at Conway Hall. Besides, in February 2018, Mayer stated: “The party was also invited to all genders.” Everyone is born with a sex, mostly, though not always, male or female. Gender is the product of social and cultural factors that can be improved. party was
The first-ever policy document made clear that WE supported “the right of all to define their sex or gender or to reject gendered divisions as they choose.” The Women’s Equality Party won its first seat in the local elections in May 2019. Moreover, Mayer was the lead candidate for the party in the 2019 European Elections in London.
- In 2019, Mayer co-founded the Primadonna Festival, a festival of ideas, writing, music, and comedy at Laffitt’s Hall in Pettaugh, Suffolk, aspiring to give prominence to women and to new voices.
Catherine Mayer Age
How old is Catherine Mayer? Mayer is 61 years old as of 2022. She was born on January 24, 1961, in the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 24th of January every year.
Moreover, Mayer’s nationality is American.
Catherine Mayer Husband
Is Catherine Mayer married? Yes. Mayer married Andrew Dalrymple Gill, a British musician and record producer. Her husband was born on January 1, 1956, in Manchester, United Kingdom. Unfortunately, her husband died on February 1, 2020.
Catherine Meyer Family
Mayer was born in the United States of America, later on, she became naturalized as British. She moved to Britain at a young age, when her father, theatre historian David Mayer, came to research a book and eventually secured tenure at Manchester University teaching Rik Mayall and Ben Elton. Her mother Anne, is prominent within theatre PR.
In addition, Mayer went to Manchester High School for Girls. From 1978 to 1982, she attended the University of Sussex, where she studied English literature and European Studies.
Moreover, her sisters are The Young Ones’ co-writer (with Mayall) Lise Mayer, and the theatre agent, Cassie Mayer.
Catherine Mayer’s Height
Mayer stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Catherine Mayer Net Worth
How much is Catherine Mayer worth? Mayer has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income stems mainly from her successful career as a journalist and an author.
Catherine Mayer Books
- Amortality: the pleasures and perils of living agelessly. London: Vermilion. 2011.
- Charles: the Heart of a King. London: WH Allen/Penguin Random House in the UK. 2015.
- Born to be King: Prince Charles on planet Windsor. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 2015.