About Me

Hi, my name is Shana Kay Derman. I am a technology entrepreneur, a mom, a wife, a friend, a philanthropist, a support of women in technology and business and an all-round supporter of those who are previously disadvantaged.

I believe in equality that is fair, where opportunities are awarded when the skills match, but opportunities also awarded where passion and eagerness are given a chance.


  • Leadership skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork Skills
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision-Making
  • Organization and Planning
  • Written Communication
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Collaboration
  • Accounting
  • Adaptability
  • Negotiation
  • Decision Making
  • Management
  • Organization.


  • Leadership
    • Co-founded a software company (3 people) and with the founders, grew the company to 55 people after 5 years with no external investment.
    • Negotiated and secured investment deals for co-founded company IntelliCred, resulting in a $900,000 grant investment and 20% equity investment valued at $70,000.
  • Public Speaking
    • Selected to present at international entrepreneurship competitions, resulting in top 5 or 10 placements.
    • Presented workshops and talks to prestiges companies and brands such as Oprah Magazine.
    • Presented segments on radio and TV such as 5FM, PowerFM on topics such as Women in Technology or Entrepreneurship.
    • Presented / pitched in South Africa, Switzerland, USA, China.
  • Teamwork
    • Ability to build solid relationships with colleagues, business partners and specialists by strengthening teamwork, partnership and collaboration in a virtual or face-to-face environment.
    • Experience in local teams and teams across time zones.