Shana Derman

Entrepreneur, Technology Specialist, Privacy and Security Advocate

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Giving is easy, or so I thought until 2008 when I decided to host a Toy Drive ( to raise toys (we can discuss what constitutes a toy in another post (“,)) for orphanages and hospitals. I’ve always respected those who live for others, but until this point, I had no idea what this actually…

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: Status: Currently operational. Business #3: Onyx Interweb Founded: 2010 Funded: Self-funded Service Business: Digital agency, management consultancy Customers: Yes. Revenue: Yes. Website: Status: Currently operational. Business #2: Infointeg (PTY) Ltd Founded: 2009 as Infointeg CC…

Talks this month

Sunday, August 6, 2017

This month marks Women’s month and there are a few awesome things happening: Women’s Day Breakfast Networking hosting by Standard Bank Date: 05 August 2017 Location: Johannesburg Showcase for Women’s Day via Standard Bank’s Women in Technology Accelerator Date: 30 August 2017 Location: Johannesburg Women’s Day Networking Event hosted by The Business Exchange: Date: 10…

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…

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…

Giving back

Friday, March 31, 2017

Giving back doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. Helping someone cross the street, giving some money to a homeless person, or just being kind. Ten years ago, I was tired of waiting for the grand moment to do something good for someone else. That was when The Annual Toy Drive was born. It started…

Happy Heritage Day

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Different cultures, traditions and South African ways, we are uniquely united.We are Proudly South African, I am Proudly South African. Happy Heritage Day to all.

Most impressionable quote at the DWEN Summit

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I’ve always believed that in order to do lots of good in the world, one has to do well. At the DWEN Summit I attended in Cape Town last week, this belief was flipped around by Ashish Thakkar who believed that if you “do well you will do good“. I love this philosophy so much…


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…

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