200 Women: Who Will Change The Way You See The World (Personal Growth Books for Women, Coffee Table Books, Women of the World Books) (Hardcover)
Thumbing through this book brought tears to my eyes. Authors Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday interviewed 200 different women and asked them what is important to them and what brings them joy. These women are activists, artists, entrepreneurs, mothers, and survivors. I love that a variety of ages, walks of life, cultures, and parts of the world are represented, and how the authors asked each woman to pick a word that they most identify with. Some are famous, and some are not, but all are given an equal opportunity to tell their stories. This is a beautiful book to share and cherish with friends and family.— From Margaret's Picks
200 incredible women. 126 hours of interviews. 16,000 photographs. 5 questions.
A snapshot of female life around the globe: This collection of interviews with 200 women from a variety of backgrounds takes you on a journey that's heartbreaking and uplifting. Each woman shares her unique reply to the same five questions: What really matters to you?, What brings you happiness?, What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?, What would you change if you could?, and Which single word do you most identify with? The variety of answers offers gifts of empowerment and strength – inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.
- Jane Goodall, conservation and animal welfare activist
- Margaret Atwood, author and winner of The Booker Prize
- Roxane Gay, author and feminist
- Renée Montagne, former host of NPR's Morning Edition
- Alicia Garza, activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter
- Alfre Woodard, award-winning actor and activist
- Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund
- Lydia Ko, professional golfer and Olympian
- Dolores Huerta, labor activist, community organizer, and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association
- Alice Waters, chef, author, and food rights advocate
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author and Macarthur Foundation fellow
200 Women reminds us that there are no ordinary women.
- Makes a wonderful birthday, graduation, or going away gift for every woman to encourage personal growth.
- Great coffee table book to spark conversations about powerful and inspirational women around the globe.
About the Author
Kieran Scott is a photographer whose work has appeared in magazines, books, and campaigns. He is based in New Zealand.
Ruth Hobday and Geoff Blackwell are the creative team behind such bestselling projects as Nelson Mandela's Conversations with Myself. Worldwide travelers, they are based in New Zealand.
Sharon Gelman is an award-winning human rights activist, writer, and media producer, who lives in Washington, D.C.