Self-made, multi-award-winning TV mogul, Kee-Leen Irvine, proved she has the fire in her soul needed in the cut throat industry of entertainment.
Her production company, Rapid Blue, has over the years produced some of the most riveting shows on TV, from M-Net’s "Shark Tank", "Dancing With The Stars", "Project Runway" and "The Bachelor SA" to "BBC’s Come Dine With Me".
Fresh out of high school, Irvine had to work the hardest, smartest and longest to make an impression in the 1990s, when white males dominated the industry.
She worked her way up every rung of the ladder, from runner to production assistant, production co-ordinator, production manager, producer, co-founder, managing director to a place where she stands firm as executive producer at Rapid Blue.
“Television has changed significantly since I first started in 1990 from a predominantly white, male dominated space and content only reflecting a skewed and small portion of our entire population. What a blessing to have been part of the political and cultural transformation which has brought us to the place of rich and vibrant diversity we enjoy today,” said Irvine.