TechPixies is an award-winning CPD Accredited social enterprise helping women to upskill with Social Media. Since 2015, we’ve helped hundreds of women return to work, change careers and launch businesses leveraging social media.



TechPixies is an award-winning social enterprise helping women boost their confidence with technology so that they can return to work, change careers or start a business. We run face to face and online CPD accredited courses in social media, WordPress and digital marketing.

Recognition for Our Work with Women

2018 Startup of the Year

WINNER

 

2017 Female Startup of the Year

WINNER

2016 Women’s Champion

HIGHLY COMMENDED

2016/17 ‘Grow it’ Award

WINNER

See what we’ve been up to…

This year, Tim and I have decided to invest in our marriage.

One of the biggest changes we have committed to is at least an hour of distraction free, kid free time per week.

Over the past 4 weeks we have been super resourceful and sneaked in dates while kids have been at play dates and birthday parties.

We have thoroughly enjoyed 3 dinner dates at a local Indian restaurant and a walk the one week week we couldn’t organise dinner.

Tonight was extra special as they sent us home with a rose!

I am conscious that Valentines Day isn’t everyone’s favourite day. So no matter what you are doing or where you are this Valentine’s Day, here’s to investing in things that matter to you - whatever they may be!

#techpixiesinstachallenge #bebraveandsparkle
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#funfact TechPixies founder Joy Foster (@techpixiejoy) became an accidental entrepreneur while living abroad in Switzerland 🇨🇭as a ‘trailing spouse’ (someone who gives up their career for the spouse’s career and follows them to another country). She spoke all about her journey at the Chiltern American Women’s Club today as their keynote speaker.

Her talk will be uploaded as a bonus episode to the podcast soon, so make sure you subscribe! ‘Search for Sparkle and Thrive’ on your favourite podcast app OR check out the link in bio.

Also included in this pic are two of our lovely #TechPixies, Beth and Charlotte who were at the event held at Crowne Plaza Gerards Cross!

@bemalloch @crowneplazagx @crowneplaza @courageousmum
#sparkleandthrive
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TechPixies has been shortlisted for the inaugural DigitalWomen Awards 🎉 for Digital Course of The Year! @digita1women⠀

TechPixies is an award winning social enterprise which helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Since 2015, TechPixies has helped over 300 women upskill and as a result has won several awards including Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017. ⠀

TechPixies founder, Joy Foster and her company were recently profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and in Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation named TechPixies 'one to watch' in the EdTech space.⠀ ⠀
Winners will be announced on the 9th March for a celebration of both international women’s day 👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏿👩🏼‍🤝‍👩🏽 and to celebrate the great work women are doing at an awards ceremony in London⠀

We are thrilled to be nominated and wanted to share our excitement with our fabulous TechPixies Community. 🌟⠀

#DigitalWomen #Digital #Women #WomenInDigital #femalefreelancer #digitalwomenawards #SocialDayUK #FemaleEmpowerment #TechPixies #awards #bebraveandsparkle
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This is Lisa, she was one of our cohort 14 TechPixies and is now our brand manager and digital marketing assistant.

When we hired Lisa, we knew she was relatively new to social media (hence why she took our course) but we also knew she was an experienced Graphic Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry and that she had recently completed a Master's Degree focused on Graphic Art from University of the West of England.

Lisa is a great example of someone with outstanding skills in one area (graphic design) who upskilled with social media in order to combine her skills into a powerful skillset.

Not only that, but it turns out that she is a pretty excellent teacher! Lisa ran our Branding Workshop yesterday which over 100 women signed up to and got some really nice feedback afterwards!

If you have been following us for a while, you will have seen that we have upped our Instagram game quite a lot recently as Lisa has started to expand our brand look and feel.

Thank you for all your hard work Lisa! (you can follow her at @wandrinwomen)

P.s. you can sign up to receive the branding workshop recording, notes and social media sizing cheat sheet via our link in bio!

#meetthetechpixies #bebraveandsparkle
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When was the last time you did an internet search of your name?⠀

You might have seen this meme floating around instagram. So I thought I'd do it BUT as I'm not on Tinder... I got to thinking...⠀

I wonder if there are pictures of me when I was younger floating around on the internet.⠀

I decided to do a search for 'Joy Fahrenkrog' (my maiden name) on google and surprise, surprise - there I was in a bikini in the images section.⠀

It was a good reminder that what goes on the internet *STAYS* on the internet. So think before you post!⠀

I was able to trace the photo back to a My Space account BUT as I haven't used My Space in 12 years and I have no way of accessing the email that I signed up with, I have limited ability to do much about it.⠀

Not that I actually mind... I looked pretty good in a bikini when I was 20! As a 40 year old, I'm pretty proud of that pic BUT it is a good reminder to do an inventory of the accounts you have set up, including usernames and passwords AND a good reminder to think before you post!⠀

#dollypartonchallenge
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Doors are now officially closed for Cohort 19!

We look forward to welcoming this gorgeous group of women into our tribe and helping them start a brand new exciting journey either returning to work, changing careers or starting a business.

We believe that education leads to confidence and confidence leads to satisfaction.

We are on a mission to upskill women with tech in order for them to have fulfilling and stimulating careers. We want them to have the confidence to earn what they are worth, to not be overworked and underpaid and to be able to spend time with the ones they love without compromising on a career they love.

Here’s to cohort 19! And to all the other brave women who have joined TechPixies the past 4 years. Thank you for investing in yourself, in us and your future.

#bebraveandsparkle #techpixies
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CURIOSITY BOX GIVEAWAY ⁣⠀
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Win this fabulous Science experiment kit for your children!⠀

This giveaway closes after the 12 days of Christmas on 5th January⠀
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To be in with a chance of winning, you know the drill:⁣⠀⠀
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⭐Follow:⁣⠀
@TechPixies⠀
@thecuriositybox_ ⠀
⭐Like this pic⁣⠀⠀
⭐Tag as many friends as you can in the comments (Each comment counts as 1 entry)⁣⠀⠀
⭐Share on stories and we will pick 5 people to get an additional 10 entries each ⁣⠀⠀
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Full T&Cs are in the link in our bio. ⁣⠀⠀
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GOOD LUCK 🍀⁣⠀⠀
in the #TechPixies12days giveaway⠀⠀
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#giveaway #prizes
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Weekly Tips

  • Episode 24: Is Twitter still relevant?

    Ask anyone their thoughts and opinions on Twitter and you’ll probably get a mixed response. There are those users with a multitude of followers, connecting with people and successfully sharing their thoughts with a large audience and ‘micro-blogging’ like a pro!Then, on the other hand, there are users who feel like they’re tweeting themselves, who…

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  • Episode 23: A passion for Pinterest – interview with expert, Georgie White

    At TechPixies, we always listen to you and we know you love Pinterest! We know you want to learn it …and we will be teaching it soon! In the meantime however, we have arranged an interview with an expert, Georgie White. Georgie began her career in Social Media specialising in Instagram. She tells us how…

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  • Episode 22: 5 Tips and Tricks to Reduce Social Media Overwhelm

    One thing you can be sure of: Social Media is fast-paced. It never sleeps… and when working in, or starting out in Social Media, it can feel like a never ending stream of information. It doesn’t have to be this way though, there are ways to protect yourself, manage your time and respect your boundaries……

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  • Bonus: Rebalance your relationship and transform your life!

    This week we are so excited to share with you, Techpixies founder, Joy Foster’s, interview with  Eve Rodsky. Eve is author of the book ‘Fair Play’ which made Reese Witherspoon‘s Book Club list (Reese’s Book Club). ‘A hands-on guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with’ In this interview, Eve and Joy…

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  • Episode 21: The 5 Truths you need to know About Money

    “We can’t have that.” “I can’t do a this… I cannot spend money on myself.” “I’d love to change careers or start a business, but I won’t be able to afford to do it!” We are unconsciously controlled by money: we earn it; waste it; save it and make all kinds of decisions on money…

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  • Episode 20: The Pension Gap: Are you recklessly cautious with your money?

    In this inspiring episode, TechPixies founder, Joy Foster, is talking with Claire Beveridge (Cohort 18). Claire takes a special interest in money and offers some fascinating insights, offering hints and tips that you do not want to miss! As a continuation to our 4 part theme on ‘Money’ we are talking all about pensions! When…

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