Shana Derman

Entrepreneur, Technology Specialist, Privacy and Security Advocate

Blog Archive

The Drive – YouTube Channel

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I’ve been taking videos of me, in the car, mostly not driving, but if I am the phone is away and I am not looking at it :), to document lessons, my journey etc. Watch, subscribe and comment (if you like) here: https://youtu.be/xnrJQLzU_lQ. I hope to share lessons, tips, contacts, resources and more in this “show”….

Domain lovers, or travel sites, this one is for you

Saturday, October 28, 2017

I am as obsessed about buying domains as I am about my son, my husband and my business. But, with no time to develop the sites, I am selling them. Make me an offer. I’ve owned these domains for years. They need a showcase. Could you be the one? travel.joburg visit.joburg visit.durban goto.joburg goto.durban Buy…

Women’s Day activities, events and more

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Here are some events and activities taking place in August 2017 in Johannesburg. Women’s MBA Recruitment Breakfast – Johannesburg Date: 03 August 2017 Venue: GSB JHB, 5th Floor, 61 Katherine Street, Sandton The Business Exchange Date: 10 August 2017 Venue: The Business Exchange, 90 Rivonia Road, 2nd Floor, Webber Wenzel Building, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2193 Standard Bank…

Women’s Month 2017 approaching

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Women’s month always fascinates me. It feels like once a month, in an ENTIRE year, women are pampered, praised and made the centre of attention. Sure there are always programs and events geared especially for women, but somehow August is where it is all at. I often get asked to speak, addressing a group of…

Entrepreneurship hockey stick or heart rate monitor?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Entrepreneurship is not for the fainthearted “they” say. Who the hell are “they”? Irrespective of who “they” may be, experience tells me “they” may be right. However, with the major down cycles are major up cycles. I started my first business in 2004 with two co-founders. One CTO and one CEO and I was …….

Inspiring 50 Nominee

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

What a way to start the week with a nomination for InspiringFifty. Thank you to #CoCreateSA and Holland, for the acknowledgement. What is Inspiring Fifty? Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch based non-profit organisation that showcases inspiring female role models in the technology industry in the Netherlands, France, Europe and the Nordics. Built on the core…

On being a recovering “busy” person

Friday, April 21, 2017

I’ve always believed that being “busy” is being productive. Do you feel the same way? If not, I’ll share my story with you. I am not quite sure where the drive to be busy continuously came from, but busy-ness, in my world, meant working crazy hours, sleeping few hours, working weekends and most importantly the…

State of the nation

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Personally I’m not keen on politics. Too many ways to interpret (even though there are hard rules governing) and too many self-proclaimed prophets. What I can say is that the messaging about how we engage on Friday 8th April 2017’s nationwide shutdown (and the effects on the economy and especially those who can’t afford to…