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'.
Adele Green AC was born in Cairns, Australia. She studied medicine, then epidemiology at the University of Queensland and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a senior scientist at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane and at Cancer Research UK, Manchester Institute and Manchester University. Her focus is on researching skin cancer and melanoma causation, prevention, management and prognosis. In 2004, Green was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for service to medical research, to public health and to leadership in the wider scientific community.