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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'.
Maggie Beer AM was born in Sydney, Australia. In 1979, Beer and her husband, Colin, established the highly acclaimed The Pheasant Farm restaurant in the Barossa Valley, which operated until 1993. Beer is the award-winning author of nine cookbooks and, in 2014, established the Maggie Beer Foundation to improve the quality of food for those in aged care. In 2012, Beer was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the tourism and hospitality industries as a cook, restaurateur and author, and to the promotion of Australian produce and cuisine.