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

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DIGITAL COURSE OF THE YEAR

TechPixies has been named a WINNER for Digital Course of the Year in the inaugural DigitalWomen Awards.

The DigitalWomen Awards in association with Natwest Business and the Federation of Small Businesses celebrate women working in digital and digital business from their amazing community and beyond who are doing the most incredible work in the digital space they operate in, those who are making the right moves and going beyond and above what is usually expected. The awards were open to women working in digital and entrepreneurship and entrants go through a rigorous judging process by their esteemed panel. 

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

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Happy Mothering Sunday!

We know that not everyone is a mother, but all of us have had a mother.

Whether you know your mother, never got to meet your mother or if she has passed on, we want you to know that we are thankful to her for YOU.

This Mothering Sunday is unprecedented, many of us are unable to see our mothers at this time and that can be very emotional - it certainly is for me.

I wanted to acknowledge this but also encourage you to use modern technology to find a way to reach out to those you love at this time.

Incredible technology is available to us at this time - and connecting virtually - is just as powerful as connecting in person.

I would also like to encourage you to find a way to release your worries, whether that be through meditation, prayer, yoga, running, walking etc. Releasing your worries will be hugely beneficial in this time.

I found myself very muddled the past few days (flash back to those early days of being a mother when everything was muddled). For me personally, getting out my prayer journal helped calm my thoughts.

Sending love to you all at this time. Please know that I am here for you if you need someone to chat to (comments or dm) and that I am GRATEFUL YOU EXIST - so I'm thankful to your mother for making that possible.

#happymotheringsunday #bebraveandsparkle #techpixies
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You might be feeling anxious at the moment and we want you to know that is totally normal and to be expected given the circumstances. Whether you are worried about the health of your loved ones, keeping your business and/or finances afloat, coping with the unknown or wondering how your older relatives are going to cope: you are not alone.

None of us can do anything about the unkown BUT with everything else, we can and will endeavour to help. Many parents in the UK are potentially facing homeschooling in the event of school closures.

Fortunately for many families, while you might not be a qualified teacher, you may have access to the internet and a laptop, phone or tablet.

I want to thank Lisa Mellis, the TechPixies Digital Marketing Assistant for putting this definitive guide together. Prior to joining TechPixies, Lisa was a teacher for 15+ years. She has taught primary school aged children up to degree level adults. She has worked hard to make this guide as easy as possible for you to follow.

Link to our definitive guide is in our bio. You’ve got this! ...and if you get stuck we’re here to help
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We won!!!! #DigitalWomen Course of the Year!! There is no doubt in my mind that it was the stories of transformation from our beautiful community which helped us win.

Thank you to the gorgeous #techpixies community and everyone who ever believed in our mission to upskill women with tech in order to return to work, change careers or start a business.

I feel very blessed.

#eachforequal #iwd2020
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International Women’s Day holds a special place in my heart.

Last year, I had the privilege of meeting thanking the Prime Minister for spreading the word about the work we do at TechPixies.

I also got to meet the amazing Holly Tucker (whose podcast I am addicted to) and got to reconnect with one of my tech hero’s, Kathryn Parsons, founder of Decoded.

It was on Women’s International Day last year that I also secured the last part of the £150,000 investment for TechPixies.

Raising money has allowed TechPixies to go from a face to face course which could only be accessed in Oxford and London to an online course which upskills women all over the UK.

Our most recent four part free training series has seen an increase in reach to women internationally including those in South Africa, Nairobi and America!

International Women’s Day always gives me hope that the future will be different for women all over the world and I am proud an honoured to play my part.
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Can I tell you a secret?

I am a huge Emma Bridgewater fan.

HUGE.

I had the pleasure of listening to her tell her story at the Female Festival of Entrepreneurs in Bristol a couple of years ago at an event run by Emma Jones and the Enterprise Nation team.

I have also heard her tell her story on Holly Tucker’s podcast, Conversations of Inspiration.

The thing I love about Emma’s story is that all she wanted to do was gift her mother a mug that her Mum would love, one to match her eclectic style.
Apart from the fact that I too cherish a mug that makes you feel instantly comfortable and connected, Emma and I also share a common struggle which I rarely speak about.

Both of us have mothers who lived decades with brain injuries.

Some of you might know that I have 4 parents. Many of you probably don’t (now you do!). When I was 4, my biological Mom skied into a tree and was permanently brain damaged.

Emma’s Mum has a catastrophic fall off of a horse and was unable to speak or look after herself again.

Despite Emma’s personal tragedy, she built a successful business which simultaneously revived an ancient pottery craft in the UK and saved a town.

In a world where outstanding female entrepreneurs who tell their stories is still a rarity, I want to thank Emma for telling hers.

If you haven’t read her book, it is a compelling story and it comes as well with a fantastic toast recipe which I have now made on several occasions.

Who is your favourite female entrepreneur storyteller? Let me know in the comments. As we transition into our start a business month on our podcast, I would love some inspiration!
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Have we got a treat for you!

To wrap up our February Social Media series on our livecast/podcast, I have a very special LIVE guest lined up for tomorrow evening at 8:30pm GMT.

Nicole Burke, founder of @gardenaryco and @rootedgarden, will be on the show to talk about how she built her very successful business and her instagram community while being a Mum of 4!

Get ready for some incredible Instagram tips. This woman knows her stuff! She built her following from zero to 40,000 totally organically.

She now has 83,300 followers, was recently featured in @southernlivingmag and has a book coming out in April which you can pre-order on Amazon called ‘Kitchen Garden Revival’. We are soooo lucky she said yes to our interview!

Is there a particular question you would like us to ask her? Let us know in the comments!
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