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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Ros Kelly AO was born in Sydney, Australia. She holds a bachelor of arts and diploma of education from the University of Sydney. Kelly was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1980 to 1995, and became the first Australian federal minister of parliament to have a child while holding office. Following her retirement from politics, Kelly has worked as an environmental management executive and in not-for-profit organisations. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2004 for services to the community through fostering corporate environmental responsibility, to the Australian parliament and to women's health.