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'.
Jane Sachs was born in Hobart, Australia. She made her national representative debut in wheelchair basketball at age sixteen. Sachs represented Australia at the Atlanta, Sydney and Athens Paralympic Games, winning two silver medals as a member of the women's national wheelchair basketball team. Sachs is the head of human resources, Strategy and Enterprise Services for Westpac Group in Australia.