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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'.
Andrea Mason was born in Subiaco in Perth, Australia. She is a member of the Ngaanyatjarra and Kronie People. In 2004, she became the first-ever Indigenous Australian woman to lead an Australian political party, the Family First Party. In 2009, Mason became chief executive officer of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Women's Council, an organisation that works with women to increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives. In 2016, Mason was named Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year for her work in Central Australia. She was named Northern Territory Australian of the Year in 2017.