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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CCH (Carol Christine Hilaria) Pounder-Koné was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She received her bachelor of fine arts and an honourary doctorate from Ithaca College, New York. An award-winning actress and Grammy-nominated spoken-word artist, she garnered Emmy nominations for her roles in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, ER, The X-Files and The Shield and has appeared in NCIS: New Orleans since 2014. Her films include Bagdad Café and Avatar. A visual artist, curator, and social justice advocate, Pounder-Koné is a founding board member of the African Millennium Foundation and a co-founder of Artists for a New South Africa.