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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Catherine Keenan was born in Perth, Australia. She holds a doctorate in English literature from Oxford University, and is a former journalist, arts writer and literary editor. In 2012, Keenan co-founded the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative writing centre for marginalised young people. In 2016, Keenan was named Australia's Local Hero at the Australian of the Year Awards.