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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'.
Ann Sherry AO was born in Gympie in Queensland, Australia. Sherry has headed Australia's Office of the Status of Women and represented Australia at United Nations fora on human rights and women's rights. She became chief executive officer of Carnival Australia in 2007, having previously been chief executive officer of Westpac New Zealand and the Bank of Melbourne. In 2004, Sherry was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the community through the promotion of corporate management practices and policies that embrace gender equity, social justice, and work and family partnerships. In 2015, Sherry was named Australian Financial Review Westpac's Women of Influence overall winner.