Shana Derman

Entrepreneur, Technology Specialist, Privacy and Security Advocate

Reflection Archive

2018 F**k resolutions, say hello to goals instead

Friday, January 12, 2018

Why do resolutions have such a ….. well, negative connotation, in my opinion anyway? Maybe, because as human beings (and according to science) when it comes to changing habits, is not easy to do as they are automatic or “conditioned” responses. When we set these new year resolutions, we make them, and usually it is…

Women in Tech ZA – Tech4Africa

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Women in Tech ZA – Tech4Africa

YouTube Favourites

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

These are some of my favourite YouTube channels for laughs, inspiration, motivation and learning. Business Gary Vaynerchuk Tony Robbins Marie Forleo Chase Jarvis Entrepreneur Evan Carmichael Foundr Magazine Tim Ferris Tom Bilyeu Vayner Media Inspirational Ellen Oprah Get Motivated Sales Grant Cardone Mind Brene Brown Spirit Deepak Chopra Satya Kalra Laughter James Corden Jimmy Fallon…

About Shana Kay

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Name: Shana Kay Derman Date of Birth: 16 May Word: Succeed Feeling: Happy Cannot Live Without: My son, my husband, my friends, my family, my concealer, laughter, happiness, walking, sunshine. Passion Entrepreneurship, technology, writing, business, painting, dancing, sharing, giving, laughing, creating, business development, idea generation, strategy Hobbies Painting, running, walking, writing poetry, blogging, reading, photography, vision boarding. Interests…

Business Portfolio

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Business #4: The International Digital Accreditation Association (TIDAA) Founded: 2016 Funded: Self-funded Services TIDAA Funding raised: No. Customers: 100 listings Revenue: Listing site. Website: www.tidaa.org Status: Currently operational. Business #3: Onyx Interweb Founded: 2010 Funded: Self-funded Service Business: Digital agency, management consultancy Customers: Yes. Revenue: Yes. Website: www.onyxinterweb.com Status: Currently operational. Business #2: Infointeg (PTY) Ltd Founded: 2009 as Infointeg CC…

Inspiration

Friday, August 4, 2017

Get out of our heads and do. Get out of our comfort zones and be stretched. Hear from those who have been there, done that and have the battle scars to impart wisdom. These are some of the channels, podcasts I listen to which help when the challenges are many. Enjoy! Inspiration Marie Forleo Comedy…

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…

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