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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'.
Sharon Brous was born in New Jersey, USA. Ordained as a rabbi in 2001, Brous has become a leading voice in reanimating religious life in America, working to develop a spiritual roadmap for soulful, multifaith justice work around the country. In 2004, she co-founded IKAR, one of the fastest-growing Jewish congregations in the United States. IKAR is credited with sparking a rethinking of religious life in a time of declining affiliation. She works to inspire people of faith to reclaim a moral and prophetic voice in counter-testimony to the extremism prevalent in so many religious communities.