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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Libby Lyons was born in Devonport in Tasmania, Australia. Lyons first worked as a primary school teacher, before embarking on a successful career in corporate affairs and government relations across numerous industries. Lyons has sat on the boards of the non-profit organisation SIDS, Kids Western Australia and Kalparrin. In 2015, she was appointed as the director of Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Agency for a period of five years.