Catherine Mayer Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Books

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Catherine Mayer Biography

Catherine Mayer is a renowned American author and journalist, as well as co-founder and Chair of the Women's Equality (WE) Party in the UK. Mayer began her career at The Economist and has worked as a foreign correspondent for the German weekly magazine Focus.

From June 2013 to June 2005, Mayer was president of the Foreign Press Association in London. In addition, she served as Time's Editor at Large, Europe Editor, London Bureau Chief and Senior Editor from 2004 to April 2015. She launched a legal action against Time in July 2017 based on age and gender discrimination. Her lawyer, Dr Ann Olivarius, is a founding member of the Women's Equality Party, which was co-founded by Catherine Meyer. Mayer and Dr. Ann appeared on a 2018 episode of the Thomson Reuters Legal UK & Ireland podcast series, “The Hearing”. Catherine's lawsuit prompted other journalists to seek legal advice on sex discrimination and ended in 2018, with an “amicable decision”.

Additionally, in 2011, Mayer wrote the book, Amorality: The Pleasures and Rils of Living Agelessly about the pros and cons of people living longer. Additionally, her 2015 biography of Prince Charles, published as Charles: The Heart of a King, published in the US as Born to Be King, made global headlines with its allegations of dysfunction in the royal courts. Clarence House, which helped access the Prince, was removed from the book. However, Mayer stuck to the content. The book was among the top ten Sunday Times bestsellers.


Similarly, Mayer's non-fiction Attack of the 50ft. Women was published in 2017. The book talks about the benefits of gender equality and how it is being promoted in different countries and has been described as “a compelling feminist call to arms”. In addition, her memoir Good Grief, which includes letters written by her mother and covers the deaths of both women's husbands and the coronavirus pandemic, is due to be published 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 main aims are equal representation, equal education, equal pay, equal health, equality in and through the media, equal opportunities in parenting and care, and ending violence against women. Additionally, the party's first policy engagements were launched by the party's first leader, Sophie Walker, on 20 October 2015, at Conway Hall. Besides, in February 2018, Mayer stated, “The party was also gender-neutral.” Everyone is born with a gender, mostly, though not always, male or female. Gender is a product of social and cultural factors that can be improved. it was a party

The first policy paper made it clear that we supported “the right of all to define their sex or gender or to reject gender divisions as they choose.” The Women's Equality Party won its first seat in the local elections in May 2019. In addition, 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, aiming to highlight women and new voices.
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Catherine Mayer Age

How old is Catherine Mayer? Mayer is 63 years old from 2024. She it was born on January 24th, 1961, in the United States of America. Moreover, it celebrates her birthday on January 24 of each year.

Plus, Mayer's nationality is American.

Spouse Catherine Mayer

Is Catherine Mayer Married? Yes. Mayer married Andrew Dalrymple Gill, British musician and record producer. Her husband was born on January 1, 1956 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Unfortunately her husband passed away on February 1, 2020.

Catherine Meyer Family

Mayer was born in the United States of America and later naturalized as British. She moved to Britain at a young age when the father, the theater historian David Mayer, came to research a book and eventually secured a tenure at Manchester University teaching Rik Mayall and Ben Elton. Her mother Anne, is prominent in the PR theater.

In addition, Mayer went to Manchester High School for Girls. From 1978 to 1982 he attended the University of Sussex, where he studied English literature and European studies.
Additionally, her sisters are The Young Ones co-writer (with Mayall) Lise Mayer and theater agent Cassie Mayer.

The height of Catherine Mayer

Mayer stands on one height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Catherine Mayer Net Worth

How much is Catherine Mayer worth? Mayer has an estimated net value between $1 million – $5 million. Her income mainly comes from her successful career as a journalist and author.

Catherine Mayer Books

  • Immortality: the pleasures and perils of eternal life. London: Vermilion. 2011.
  • Charles: The Heart of a King. London: WH Allen/Penguin Random House UK. 2015.
  • Born to be King: Prince Charles on Planet Windsor. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 2015.

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