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'.
Rokhaya Diallo was born in Paris, France. A journalist, award-winning documentary filmmaker and activist, in 2007 Diallo co-founded Les Indivisibles, an organisation that uses parody and humour to break down racism. In 2012, she was awarded a COJEP prize for her work against racism and discrimination. Diallo is the author of seven books, including Afro!, which was published in 2015. She has directed four documentaries, including Not Yo Mama's Movement, which investigated police brutality. In 2016, Diallo was highly commended by the European Diversity Awards in the Herbert Smith Freehills Journalist of the Year category.