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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Claudie Haigneré was born in Burgundy, France. A rheumatology and neurosciences graduate and practitioner, Haigneré became an astronaut candidate to the French space agency in 1985. She has had two space missions as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut to the Mir space station in 1996, and to the International Space Station in 2001. Haigneré held several French political positions between 2002 and 2005, including minister for research and new technologies, and minister for European affairs. Since 2015, Haigneré has worked with the European Space Agency on its research and development plans for the construction of a village on the moon. Haigneré is a Grand Officer of the French Legion of Honor.