British journalist and feminist activist best known for campaigning for more women in media and depiction on banknotes. Her campaigns have often resulted in harassment on social media, some of which resulted in criminal convictions.
Before pursuing a degree in English language and literature from Oxford University, she had aspirations to become an opera singer. She also earned a master's degree in gender studies from the London School of Economics.
At the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours, she was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to equality and diversity, particularly in the media.
Her father, Carlos Criado-Perez, is an Argentine-born businessman known as the CEO of UK's Safeway. Her mother is English. She has two brothers.
Fellow journalist Caitlin Moran called for a Twitter silence to combat online harassment, however, Criado-Perez neglected to participate stating "Sorry, but I won't be silenced by anyone."