who will change the way
you see the world
200 Women is a book and exhibition inspired by a belief that you can’t empower women without listening to their stories. Our subsequent idea was to persuade two hundred women in different parts of the world - whether they be rich or poor, black or white, educated or uneducated, famous or unknown - to sit or stand in front of a plain sheet of fabric and to be photographed and filmed while answering five fundamental questions.
Our goal was not to make a book about just successful and powerful women; those stories are important, but we wanted diversity, and above all, authenticity. Two hundred 'real women', with 'real stories'.
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Carla Zampatti AC, OMRI was born in Lovero, Italy, and immigrated to Australia in 1950. She founded her eponymous and award-winning fashion-design business in 1965. In 2004, Zampatti was made a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and, in 2008, her achievements were recognised with the Australian Fashion Laureate Award. In 2009, Zampatti was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for service through leadership and management roles in the fashion and retail property sectors, to multicultural broadcasting, and to women as a role model and mentor.