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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Rebecca Odes was born in West Orange in New Jersey, USA. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Vassar College, studied art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds a master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. In 1996, she co-founded gURL.com, the first major website for young women. She is the co-author of four books for women and girls, including the bestselling life-guide Deal With It!. In 2013, Odes co-founded Wifey.tv to create and curate media by and for women.