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'.
Sarah Outen MBE was born in Wegberg, Germany. Raised in the United Kingdom, she is a biology graduate of St. Hugh's College, Oxford. In 2009, she became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean. In 2011, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to rowing, conservation and charity. In 2015, travelling by rowing boat, bicycle and kayak, Outen completed a four-and-a-half-year, round-the-world-journey. She is a supporter of The Adventure Syndicate, CoppaFeel!, Inspire+, YHA, Youth Adventure Trust and Jubilee Sailing Trust.