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'.
Inge Haselsteiner was born in Austria. She studied medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck and holds a postgraduate degree in health economics from the European Business School in Wiesbaden, Germany. Haselsteiner is a general practitioner and anaesthetist who specialises in integrative medicine. In 2005, she co-founded HEALTHAdvisory, a company that runs preventative health programmes. She also works as an anaesthetist for Women for Women, an organisation through which international women surgeons operate on women in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan who are suffering from the effects of acid attacks or burns.