Jobs – Business Development


She Leads Africa is a digital media company that believes in the power of young African women to build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world. We derive revenue from brand partnerships, advertising revenue and direct to consumer sales (through our event ticket sales and digital learning opportunities).

Our ambition is to become the number one destination for the millions of smart and ambitious African women out there whilst building an Oprah-inspired media empire that’s admired the world round.  

We’re looking to hire a business development warrior who can develop innovative brand partnerships and ensure that any brand that wants to reach the most amazing women on the continent will come through us.
This roles are open in Lagos (Nigeria), Cape Town (South Africa), and Johannesburg (South Africa) only. This role is open to male AND female candidates – we believe in diversity 😉
Reporting Structure: The Business Development Manager will report directly to the Cofounders whilst working with the heads of our digital and programs department.


The Business Development Manager will be responsible for developing and securing innovative brand partnerships with some of the leading brands on the continent. Partnerships may be executed through our digital platform or off line programs.
Here are some examples of the types of exciting partnerships that we’ve developed:
– Presence and Poise: A web series with Dark & Lovely where 5 entrepreneurs will get a beauty makeover from Dark & Lovely and a business makeover from She Leads Africa.
– Tight Money – Why You Need to Master Your Cash Flow: A 10 page downloadable guide being developed in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya.
– Get ready for Saturday Night: The team from Bobbi Brown gave free makeovers and vouchers to attendees at our SheHive in Joburg.
– Jollof Bar: The team from Maggi hosted a delicious Jollof Bar at our Inaugural SLAYFestival.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to
  • Identifying brands who have an interest in our community
  • Building relationships with relevant brand managers, PR firms and marketing execs
  • Developing creative proposals
  • Following up to ensure the deal gets done
  • Supporting execution of the proposals as needed 
  • Analyzing the success of brand partnership and creating relevant case studies


The ideal candidates will have an interest in developing innovative campaigns that are good for our community and effective for our brand partners. Good research skills, creativity and persistence is a must. If this role is for you, you’ll be excited to work in a fast paced environment and committed to working until the job is done. 

Specific requirements include:

  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Ability to use PowerPoint
  • Good relationships (or ability to develop relationships) with brand managers and marketing personnel for top brands across Africa
  • Experience in sales and business development
  • Able to deliver on metrics-driven results and an understanding of analytics


  • Entry level salary with commission
  • Opportunity to travel across Africa and interact with Africa’s leading voices and entrepreneurs
  • Work from anywhere as long as you can keep in touch with Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Work with a moderately fun team who prefer sweatpants over stilettos –> though feel free to keep your stilettos if you’re about that life.

Submit your application materials here:

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, we will not be able to contact everyone who applies. We will not be able to answer additional questions via email.