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'.
Georgie Smith was born in Perth, Australia. A filmmaker, chef and designer, Smith is the founder of A Sense of Home, a not-for-profit organisation based in Los Angeles that is dedicated to creating homes for young people who are exiting the foster-care system. In 2016, Smith was named a Top 10 CNN Hero for her work with A Sense of Home and, in 2017, was nominated for a Women's Choice Awards Shero Award.