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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'.
Christine Nixon was born in Sydney, Australia. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and politics from Macquarie University and a master's in public administration from Harvard University. Nixon joined the New South Wales Police at age nineteen and became president of the women's branch of the Police Association of New South Wales at twenty-one. In 1994, Nixon became the New South Wales Police's director of human resources. From 2001 to 2009, she was chief police commissioner of the Victoria Police. Nixon has been awarded the Australian Police Medal, National Medal, Centenary Medal and New South Wales Police Medal.