Shana Kassiem

Chief executive Maxxor Software

From the time Shana Kassiem started helping out at her uncle's technology company in high school, she was hooked. It marked the beginning of her lifelong love affair with technology. Kassiem has worked a range of jobs in this space including web design and development, programming and project management. Her most recent position as chief executive of Maxxor software � a software services company based in Cape Town � is testament to how, when this 31-year-old sets her mind on something, she will not give up until she succeeds. A self-confessed "techno-chick� she can be tracked at any time on one of her three blogs or other social networking sites such as Twitter, Plaxo and LinkedIn. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Willoughby & Co. V&A Waterfront, Cape Town