Sif Holst is an accomplished disability rights advocate with in-depth knowledge of disability issues and practical experience in developing solutions as well as strong analytical and problem-solving skills. She is respected among researchers, politicians, officials, civil society lead – ers and persons with disabilities alike, leading by example and lifting up those around her. Sif is focused on collaboration, within the disabil – ity movement, but also with representatives from local and national governmental agencies and with other civil society actors, achieving the best results through mainstreaming and creating new paths. She is experienced working in an international setting, with strong Nordic and European ties, through Nordic Council and the EESC and with a history of Development work in the Global South. Sif inspires, using CRPD as an instrument for change. She contributed to the 2006 Anthology “Children and youth in development work” about children and youth with disability and the CRPD convention, even before the CRPD was adopted. She inspires as a woman with a disability, overcoming obstacles through-out her life and still always with a friendly and calm approach to people. She shows how a person with a disability is so much more than the disability, contributing to society, showing why we should strive towards providing everyone with opportunities and leaving no one behind.