The Strategic African Women In Leadership Board of Directors calls for nominations from the rest of AFRICA, to fill Country Heads and Chapter Leadership positions for the following Countries and/or their cities: 

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau. Kenya, the Kingdom of Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Join the Southern African Women In Leadership Team as: 

1. Country Head 

2. Chapter Leader 

3. Coaching Partner 

4. Training Partner


To be eligible for any of the above roles and/or Board membership, the candidate must be a SAWIL Premium Member, passionate about the advancement of women and girl children and keen to dedicate their time and efforts towards active gender equality and leadership transformation activism across SADC. 

See the information below for the requirement:

Minimum requirements:

  • Must be a SAWIL Premium Member

  • Previous experience in a leadership role is compulsory.

  • Advanced leadership training or qualifications advantageous

  • Must be passionate about the advancement of women and girl children.

  • Must be keen to dedicate your time and efforts towards active gender equality and leadership transformation activism in your respective country.


  • Extensive leadership experience at senior level

  • Proven track record to develop, lead, and implement a set strategy.


  • Have excellent networking skills.

  • Have the ability to recruit and monitor performance.

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills at all levels, including people management, and leadership.

Country Heads and Chapter leaders:

Country Heads and Chapter leaders will provide mission-based leadership and advance the work of the organisation. The candidate must have and demonstrate qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for SAWIL's VISION 2030 Campaign 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work very closely with the CEO to grow the SAWIL footprint in your Country or Chapter.

  • Partner with the CEO in the execution of the strategic plan in the country you represent.

  • Represent your country as an executive or advisory board member.


Duties of the board include but are not limited to the following:

  • Each Board member will refer three qualifying candidates each year for upcoming classes (Leadership Coaching and Development; Women Leading Board Training and Accreditation; Youth Leadership and Mentorship Nominations).

  • Each Board member is expected to attend and/or support the Annual Conference, Gala dinner and awards, Golf days and all Masterclasses taking place in their respective Countries.

  • Each Board member is expected to attend no less than 75% of the Board meetings per year.

  • Chapter Leaders are expected to assist with identifying and recruiting qualified, high-performing board members in their Chapters.

  • Represent SAWIL to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.

  • Provide 30 hours of out-of-boardroom support annually based on your skillset and interest.

  • Participate in the annual board member self-review process.

  • Participate in the annual board development and planning retreat held each year.

  • Partner with the CEO and other board members to ensure annual fundraising goals are met.


At SAWIL we strongly believe in the power of collaboration, independent and critical thinking. As a result we don’t have a single employee – we work with like-minded collaborators who believe in not only challenging but actively changing the status quo. Be it through; dialogue, leadership development, mentorship, work-life balance support, standing in the gap for one another or gender equality advocacy, we gladly invite you to take your well-deserved seat at our table.

*We are strictly looking for women and men who believe in the importance of gender equality in the workplace and society. Leaders with experience and understanding of the diversity and inclusion dynamics in their countries or chapters they wish to represent.



Coaching and Training Partners:


Executive Coaches:


Must be an established consultant with 10+years of leadership and executive coaching experience or a senior executive with extensive experience at senior management or executive level in SADC’s listed companies.


Key coaching areas sought by our members are:

C-suite competencies; Executive and Corporate;

Reputation Management

Performance-Focused Coaching

Personal Development/ PDPs;

Management; Transformation;

Career Change;

Stress Management;

Relationships; Conflict and Mediation;

Emotional Intelligence;


Training partners:


Leadership and Management training partners or service providers in the following fields are invited:


Management and leadership training:

Team and People Development;

Role Clarity

High Potential Development;

New Leader On-Boarding; Integration/Assimilation;

Leadership Development Focused Coaching;

HR Competencies;

Leading in the Innovation and disruptive age;



These collaboration opportunities exist for both independent consultants and registered service providers. Simply complete the form below and we will contact you back. 

Please ensure that an extensive profile clearly indicating what you or your company offer is attached. We will only make contact with people who have provided us with sufficient information regarding the respective role they are applying for. 

Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.