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'.
Cordelia Fine was born in Toronto, Canada. She holds a bachelor of arts in experimental psychology from the University of Oxford, a master's in philosophy in criminology from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in psychology from University College London. She is the author of Delusions of Gender, A Mind of Its Own and Testosterone Rex, and is a regular contributor to popular media. A full-time academic, Fine is a professor of history and philosophy of science in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.