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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🌟" Fix your course on a Star and you will navigate any storm ".🌟

We hold stars very close to our hearts, as we do each and every member of our Community. ⠀

We truly believe that if You Believe in You that you will be able to achieve anything. Keep true to self, keep focussed on your values, keep learning, put your focus on what you want to achieve and Go For It! You will achieve it. We'll be by your side all the way, supporting and championing you. ⠀

As you know at @TechPixies we use the word Sparkle a lot and the reason is that we want every woman who comes through our doors, in fact all women to #BeBraveandSparkle and embrace the world of tech. It is at the very core of everything we do.⠀

We recognise that women require confidence in order to go back to work in fulfilling, stimulating careers, to upskill or to start a business. We believe two of the best ways to gain confidence and therefore choice over your future is through education and Community. It is at the core of @TechPixies.

Did you know the word Sparkle for us means Supportive, Positive, Authentic, Realistic and Keen to Learn. And this is how we view each and every one of you. This is what makes You, a TechPixie so incredibly special and unique. ⠀

These beautiful personalised star badges are created by @janekent_studio and over the last few weeks they have magicked their way through some TechPixies letterboxes, along with a water bottle by @emma_bridgewater and a beautiful scarf by @everythingoutdoor. All because they are part of FAB (Fast Action Bonus). We think these items are fantastic and we are so pleased to be supporting small businesses as well.⠀

It is our way to say Thank you for being a TechPixie, for taking that step, for trusting in us, for getting started on a new pathway for yourselves in the world of Tech. Exciting times for you and for us.⠀

So the question is what do stars mean to you and how do they brighten up your life?⠀

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Monday Magic is taking place with some more fantastic news for @TechPixies. We are so excited to start the week off like this and hope you will celebrate by doing a little dance, like we currently are. 💃🏼⠀

Drum roll please! We have the delight of Angie @angelahiscott being our Facebook Community Manager and Facebook Manager and Curriculum Manager.⠀

Angie is originally a Yorkshire lass from Sheffield, who crossed the Pennines to study in Manchester. She gained a Business Studies degree, a Masters in Business Administration and the CIM Diploma in Marketing, then worked for over ten years for ICI, in sales and marketing of Perspex sheets. ⠀

She moved to Cheshire, got married and started a family. After having three children close together, she threw her talents into chairing the local toddler groups followed by the PTA , where she achieved a fundraising record, resulting in a memorable celebration at Buckingham Palace. ⠀

Angie joined TechPixies in 2019 and hasn't looked back. She’s found her calling helping students get their mojo back by upskilling in digital marketing. She can't find her way out of Ikea, but she knows her way around Facebook. She loves the creative aspects of Social Media, and has a keen interest in photography, design and storytelling. ⠀

On a sunny weekend she can be found on long country walks, especially if there’s a glass of Sauvignon Blanc at the end of it. In her next life she’s going to be a F1 driver, win Great British Bake Off and buy comfier shoes. ⠀

Now that you know all that, you have got to raise a glass 🥂to Angie and do that dance 💃🏼 and celebrate our fantastic news. 🙌⠀


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We Are Tech Women Conference. An inspirational day and we are still buzzing about it. ⠀

We asked one of our TechPixies Agwuda Adekoya (@denjaycreations ) to feedback some key messages, so here they are:⠀

🌟If you look inside your circle and everyone looks like you, then you are part of the problem. You can do better! Debbie Forster MBE focussed on the importance of building genuine inclusive cultures for all in tech. ⠀

🌟Are you a participant or a bystander? Jacqueline de Roja’s @jdr_tech set this challenging question.⠀

🌟Keep learning, investing in yourself and your skills! Dame Stephanie Shirley @damestephanie_ ⠀

🌟There's a real value to mentors, being brave and putting yourself out there. We couldn't agree more with @realdrblack . It is so important to learn and take action. It's time to #bebraveandsparkle.⠀

🌟If companies changed the way they worked to allow people to have a family life and a job, we wouldn't have the exodus of women in the first place. This was Geraldine Gallagher's end of the day note, the icing on the cake.⠀

Thought provoking? What do you think? Which one resonates with you the most? We'd love to know in the comments.👇⠀

On #BlackoutDay2020 we are fully with Debbie Forster's message. Diversity is paramount.⠀

Lastly Thank You @watc_hq and @vanessavallelyobe for an amazing day. We are already looking forward to next time!⠀

And Thank You Agwuda for being a great reporter.⠀


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🌟Exciting Monday News . We are so thrilled to announce that another TechPixie has come on board and is now part of our Team. ⠀

This is Sharon (@oneoffginger) and this fantastic woman is now our Twitter Manager and Twitter Curriculum Manager. Sharon has shown us and her Community on Twitter that she is a Twitter superstar. So when she said yes to us, we literally danced 💃🏼for hours. ⠀

Sharon has a business and financial services background which includes working for Unilever, Nationwide Life and HSBC Private Banking.⠀

When the opportunity arose and with a keen sense of adventure Sharon didn't hesitate to move to Belgium just before her daughter’s first birthday. The next 10 years were spent soaking up the cultures of Belgium, Brazil and the Netherlands with 2 additions to the family along the way!! Sharon became an accomplished relocation manager. Upon returning to England, she put those skills to good use in a variety of voluntary positions. ⠀

Travel has always been part of Sharon’s life and she’s ticked off 26 countries so far but who’s counting!! A keen reader, shopper and disco dancer she loves any opportunity to speak Portuguese.⠀

In the spirit of adventure and renewed midlife empowerment Sharon signed up for the TechPixies Social Media Magic Course in 2019 which reignited her passion and ambitions and we are so happy she did.⠀

So let's finish In Sharon's words " Learning, Up skilling and starting a new career in midlife is all about challenging the status quo. I am ready with Flexed biceps ". ⠀

So here's a high five 🙌to Sharon and all that is yet to come. We really can't wait to see what she does over on Twitter with those biceps. 💪 ⠀



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🌈 It's Friday. Time to reflect and celebrate. A week on from the month of Pride and we are still celebrating. After all Pride is not just for one month but for every day of every year. So to the LGBTQIA+ members of our community we want to say how proud, honoured and privileged we are that you are a TechPixie.⠀

As a way to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ Community we thought we would leave it to the fabulous Lisa Mellis, our very own Brand Manager to say a few words:⠀

“This June, Jenny and I celebrated 5 happy years married! Incidentally, our wedding anniversary is the exact same day as TechPixies founder Joy Foster (@techpixiejoy) and her husband Tim! ⠀

These days I’m more likely to be considering wallpaper patterns than attending a Pride march! To be honest, I’m a terribly negligent LGBTQ+ representative. I previously worked at a university, but I failed their ‘sexuality & gender equality’ test! I didn’t think I would need to read the guide beforehand!⠀

Nowadays, I could win a ‘LGBTQ+ flags quiz’, because it’s wanting to learn that makes us matter!⠀

...if like me you’ve failed life’s diversity tests, it’s really quite simple: “Diversity without inclusion is exclusion” and that’s everyone... it’s you, whoever you are reading this. You are included and you are part of us!” Lisa Mellis @wandrinwomen @jennythemellis

Now that is one powerful message. Don't know about you, but we got a bit choked reading Lisa's words. Really rather proud.⠀

❤️🧡💛💚💙💜⠀


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🌟Oh my! Did you know it is #socialmediaday?!? 🌟⠀

No doubt there are a LOT of mixed emotions about social media particularly right now. In light of what is going on in the world, I thought it would be important to share 3 reasons why I believe the world NEEDS social media:⠀

1) CULTURAL CHANGE: Important changes are happening in the world because collectively as humans, we are leveraging social media to breakdown traditional barriers by publically engaging in conversations about important topics such as #metoo, Black Lives Matter and #pride.⠀

2) CONFIDENCE WITH TECH = STIMULATING, FULFILLING CAREERS: Over the past 5 years, @TechPixies has been able to help hundreds, yes HUNDREDS, of women return to work, change careers, or start a business by leveraging the power of social media. We've also used social media to enhance our free training programmes, which more than 2000 women have engaged in over the past 15 months.⠀

3) FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE FOR WOMEN: Social Media advertising allows businesses to scale from small 4 figure businesses to impactful 6 and 7 figure businesses helping the owners of those businesses, many of whom are women, to become financially independent - including myself. ⠀

👀There is no doubt that improvements need to be made to social media to prevent fake news and those who wield the power need to take their responsibility seriously and work towards a better system. That said, I still think there is more good than evil in the world as a result of social media and that is why I will continue to encourage women to learn how to leverage it in order to make the world a better place for themselves and those they love.🌟⠀

#TechPixies #BeBraveAndSparkle #SparkleAndThrive
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🌟Exciting News. Always perfect for a Monday and a great way to start the week. 🌟⠀

So this is Beth some of you know her as our Social Media Coach, well NOW she is also our LinkedIn Manager and our Curriculum Manager for LinkedIn. Whoop Whoop! 🙌We are so honoured to have Beth as one of our team. She brings so much experience and passion to everything she does. ⠀

She is a Social Media Media Marketing Trainer and Consultant who works with clients and businesses in Oxfordshire and runs her own business called @sociallyoxford. Her background is from corporate FMCG, where she held positions in Sales, Marketing and Commercial Account Management for 18 years notably at Coca-Cola and GSK.⠀

Following a career break to have a family, she decided to upskill in digital marketing and to establish her own freelancing business, working with Oxfordshire businesses and charities and running Social Media Training workshops for small business owners. Her business allows her to work flexibly around her young family and to achieve the work life balance she desires. She has worked with a broad range of clients across sectors, and absolutely loves the coaching element of her work at TechPixies. ⠀

Most days you’ll find her outside at some point, she loves running 🏃🏻‍cycling 🚴‍outdoor fitness 🏄🏻‍or anything that involves being out in the fresh air! She also loves a good book, and don’t ask her how many pairs of shoes she owns!⠀

So please raise your glass 🥂to Beth and know that when you come through our doors you are in safe hands. Beth really is a star and demonstrates so well how working in Tech is great for women who want to run a business and work flexibly around their family.⠀


So here's a High Five to Beth 🙌. We hope you are as happy as we are. 😊⠀




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It has been a while since #AsteroidPasha graced the @techpixies Instagram page but as it is #caterday, I thought it was appropriate to post!

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🌟 It's all go here at @TechPixies. Lots of exciting news to share with you and we think you are going to really like it.⠀

So this is Sophie and she is a TechPixie. She completed the Social Media Course in November 2018 following a career break, having experienced mental ill-health.⠀

The TechPixies course gave Sophie the passion and desire to start up on her own as a Freelance Social Media Consultant and founded @sociallysophieb. She works with small businesses on their social media marketing and delivers workshops in London.⠀

Sophie has worked with TechPixies as our Social Media Magic Face to Face Facilitator and now our Online Social Media Coach. She has now taken on the role of Instagram Social Media Manager and Curriculum Manager for TechPixies and we are super excited.⠀

Prior to her finding TechPixies, Sophie was a Social Work Team Manager and managed services and teams in London.⠀

One thing we know is that she is passionate about supporting women to feel empowered. ⠀
She loves reading and doing all things Social Media and Marketing. She has a love for photography and the creative world and everything to do with dogs. Her work buddy is @amberthecav_repawter 🐶 and together they spread a lot of joy and happiness through their therapeutic work and the occasional Kings Road Fashion Show! Amber is now part of the #TechPixiesPets of which there are many.⠀

We love to see women learn, develop and sparkle in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. We love to support them find and use their voice and we are thrilled that Sophie has become part of our Social Media Team.⠀

🙌 So here's a high five to Sophie, we look forward to seeing what she has up her sleeve! And no it isn't a rabbit 🐇. Although she is a bit of a magician when it comes to Instagram!⠀


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