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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Geena Rocero was born and raised in Manila, in the Philippines. At seventeen, she moved to the United States, where she began a successful modelling career. In 2014, she came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference; her TED Talk has since been viewed over 3 million times on ted.com and has been translated into thirty-two languages. An award-winning producer and television host, Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community worldwide. Rocero has spoken about trans rights at the White House, the World Economic Forum and the United Nations.