Antje Schultheis is founder and since 2011 managing director of the professional network www.spinnen-netz.de and also career consultant with a focus on the Non-profit sector (www.as-empowerment.de). In the years 2001 to 2010 she worked for various NGOs (WEED, Forum Environment and Development, and Justice Now - the World Trade Campaign) and also as a programme officer at the Global Policy Forum Europe in Bonn. In between she worked on her PhD in political science on international investment agreements from Kassel. She holds a B.A. (in Bristol/UK) and a Master's degree in political science, German studies and sociology (University of Göttingen).