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'.
Linda Biehl was born in Geneva in Illinois, USA. When Biehl's daughter Amy was killed while working in South Africa, in 1993, she and her family – including daughter Molly Corbin – established the Amy Biehl Foundation to focus on personal development, job skills development and income-generating opportunities in South African communities. Biehl now focusses on her work in the United States as chief executive officer of the Amy Biehl Foundation, USA, and works with programmes centred on human rights, forgiveness, restorative justice, and other lessons learned from South Africa.