Call for nominations 




The Southern African Women In Leadership Board of Directors calls for nominations from the rest of the SADC Region, to fill open Board positions.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SAWIL, I would like to invite you to submit a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone you know. Please follow the process below to submit your nomination.

Send a professional profile/resume/CV of the person you're nominating to 

Profile must include the following:

a) Mini Bio 

b) LinkedIn profile

c) Contact Details 

Deadline for Nominations extended to 31 AUG 2020.


#SADC Board Representative

We are looking for country Board representatives from the following SADC Member states:

Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

To be eligible for Board membership, the candidate must be a SAWIL 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.  Board members will provide mission-based leadership and advance the work of the organisation. Board members must have and demonstrate qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for SAWIL's #VISION2030 Campaign. 




  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO.

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

  • 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 miss NO MORE than three Board meetings per year.

  • Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting qualified, high-performing board members.

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

  • Provide 30 hours of out-of-boardroom support annually based on your skill set 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.

  • Each Board member is encouraged to raise or give personally, or through their businesses and/or the companies they work for, a minimum of $1,000 each year (above and beyond membership fees), as a financial contribution to the Foundation.

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