Speaker Bio

Lucy Cooke
Guest Keynote

Lucy Cooke

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker and Broadcaster, National Geographic Explorer
Lucy Cooke is a New York Times best-selling author and award-winning broadcaster with a Masters in zoology from New College Oxford, where she studied under Richard Dawkins. Her first book The Unexpected Truth About Animals was short-listed for the prestigious Royal Society prize and has been translated into 17 languages. Her latest Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution, and the Female Animal was published in spring 2022 to critical acclaim and accompanied by her own BBC Radio 4 series ‘Political Animals’. Lucy has also written and presented natural history documentaries for BBC, National Geographic, ITV and Discovery.
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Friday, 16 September, 2022 / 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM BST
Guest Keynote: Busting Myths About Being Female

Lucy Cooke, zoologist and best-selling author of Bitch: A revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal, dispels Victorian sexist stereotypes and tells the truth about what it really means to be female with wild tales from the animal queendom. Female animals are much more than just carers or baby-makers. Discover how females, not males, are the wise, empathetic leaders of some of the smartest animal societies (elephants and orcas), how they dominate males (bonobos and lemurs) and are naturally competitive (meerkats), aggressive (hyenas) and promiscuous (pretty much all animals). Find out how females were the original sex and how some societies have dispensed with males altogether and taken over the world as a self-cloning sisterhood (lizards and insects and fish). Lucy’s revelations about will make you think differently about our perceptions and expectations of all female animals, including women.

Friday, 16 September, 2022 / 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM BST
Exclusive Book Signing with Keynote Speaker, Lucy Cooke

We're pleased to invite you to an exclusive book signing with our keynote speaker, Lucy Cooke, who will be signing her new book, "Bitch: A Revolutionary Guide to Sex, Evolution and the Female Animal".

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.