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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Dolores Huerta was born in Dawson in New Mexico, USA. A teacher, lifelong labour activist, community organiser, and feminist, she co-founded the Stockton, California, chapter of the Community Service Organisation and founded the Agricultural Workers Association. She and César Chávez co-founded and led the National Farm Workers Association, which became United Farm Workers of America. Huerta heads the Dolores Huerta Foundation, developing grassroots community organisers and national leaders. She received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, the Ellis Island Medal of Honour and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.