Fazlin Fransman has worked in senior management within the NGO sector for the last four years. She co-founded a consulting company and is passionate about “re-thinking the rural economic” space. This has resulted in her co-founding a civil society organisation, to explore, research and contribute to this discourse. Ms Fransman worked at Parliament of the Republic of South Africa for a brief period and was a contributing researcher at the International Republican Institute for the Women’s Political Empowerment, Representation and Influence In Africa report. She has worked as a Researcher, Journalist, Media Strategist and Communications Consultant. In 2009, at the age of 20, Fazlin was one of twelve South African students selected to be part of the South Africa Washington International Programme, where she worked as a Research Intern for Congressman William Lacy Clay on Capitol Hill, Washington DC. She is a member of the African National Congress.