I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lund University, Sweden with a background in political science. As a researcher I am intrigued by the organisational realities of civil society organisations, and specifically how the state and capacity building organisations – through non-profit regulation, guidance and training – shape the internal governance of organisations, affecting their leadership composition and representation. During my career I have benefited immensely from the support of inspiring women mentors, and I will be more than happy to support anyone interested to advance their career in higher education abroad or needs support in developing as a third sector researcher.