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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'.
Molly Biehl was born in Santa Monica in California, USA. She holds a master's degree in sociology, as well as a bachelor's degree in political science, with an emphasis on international relations. When her sister, Amy, was killed while working in South Africa in 1993, Biehl and her family – including her mother Linda Biehl – established the Amy Biehl Foundation Trust to focus on personal development, job skills development and income-generating opportunities in South African communities. Biehl has served as an executive director for the Amy Biehl Foundation and is a contractor in the health care industry.