Shana Derman

Entrepreneur, Technology Specialist, Privacy and Security Advocate


Birthday month 2016

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

“On the last day of birthday month, my true self gave to me, one Starbucks coffeeeee. On the last day of birthday month, my truelove gave to me, one hour just for meeeee. On the last day of birthday month my true self gave to be, one hour to reflect, one Starbucks to get set…

She Leads Africa Article

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It’s been a while in the making, but thank you Kudzanai for taking time to meet with me and writing such a lovely article. .

Criteria for business partners

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Over the years we’ve been bless with various types of opportunities both challenging and beneficial. What can be said for startups from the “University of Hard Knocks” is that sometimes, when we are in survival mode, we make stupid mistakes. These are my tips for engaging with potential partners, whether potential business partners or co-founders…

Interview Von Sabine Seeger

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I’ve been published in a newspaper in Brussels, after being interviewed by one of the correspondents attending the DWEN Summit earlier this year. View the article here: Online-Markenschutz aus Frauenhand

What inspires you?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What inspires you? What inspires anyone to go that extra mile? I am on the hunt to find the most inspired and inspirational people in South Africa. There are many of them out there, and I aim to find them. The first and top of my list, is none other than Nelson Mandela. I have…


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Courtesy of Phillip Santos, an amazing photographer who even though I was sleep deprived and grumpy, made the shoot fun. I am not an in “front of camera gal”, so this was really stretching my comfort zone. Thanks for the experience Phillip. If you need a photographer, I highly recommend him, he does great work.

August 2016 Lovingly Challenging

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 2016 may just have topped the charts in terms of being both challenging and exciting. Being Women’s month (yes we are lucky enough to get one day a year and may stretch it to a month), I was “lucky” enough to have some public acknowledgement shown my way. I use “lucky” because in reality…


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Listings M&G Talks and Radio PowerFM – Global Entrepreneurship Week Entrepreneurship Competition presented by Microsoft Bizpark (Judge) SAFM Google Phenomenal Women Dinner – August 2016 Women in Tech ZA – Keynote Speaker – August 2016 MixFM – StevieB The Business Show – August 2016 5FM – Fix and Forbes Tech Hour – August 2016…


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Life lessons cannot be paid for. Most times they can be the most unpleasant of experiences but the end result, is mostly one of growth, discovery and learning. Since my 30th birthday, life has been teaching me many, many – oh many lessons (as I say this, picture me slamming my hand against my head,…

What a year of business travel

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Who would of thought this year would be filled with so much travel. For the year, I’ve traveled locally and internationally: Johannesburg to Cape Town Johannesburg to London Johannesburg to Washington DC Johannesburg to Orlando, US Orlando to Toronto My next business adventure takes me all the way to Dublin, for the Web Summit in…

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