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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 Parker was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Trained as an accountant, she holds postgraduate qualifications in human resources management, leadership and quality management. In 2011, Parker became Group Executive, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Westpac Group. She is a governor of the St. George Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that helps disadvantaged children, and is a director of Women's Community Shelters, which works to establish new short-term emergency accommodation facilities for homeless women and children in New South Wales, Australia.