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'.
Elin Rova was born in Kangos, Sweden. Rova studied nursing at the Luleå University of Technology and has been a practicing nurse since 2015. She is currently working as a trauma nurse, as well as studying midwifery at Umeå Institute of Technology. She also trains and competes as an elite CrossFit athlete; she placed first in CrossFit Boden's Battle of the North, and fourth in the Greek Throwdown, in 2017.