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'.
Amy Stroup was born in Boston in Massachusetts, and grew up in Abilene in Texas, USA. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. A singer-songwriter, Stroup has released three solo albums: Chasing Greenlights, The Other Side of Love and Tunnel, and has had more than one hundred of her songs feature in television shows and commercials, and films. In 2010, she co-founded Milkglass Creative, an independent identity and brand development studio.