Since 2015, we’ve trained nearly 60 women in digital marketing and over 20 women in WordPress. Two years on, 100% of our first 2 cohorts have returned to work. By July 2022, we hope to have impacted the lives of 1500 women.

Cohort 1

Cohort 2

Cohort 3

We are an Award-winning Social Enterprise

2017 WINNER Female Startup of the Year

2017 Rising Star Finalist

2016 ‘Grow it’ Award of £15,000

2016 ‘Highly Commended’ Women’s Champion

In September 2017, we set a target of helping 1500 women upskill and return to work by July 2022. In order to hit that goal, the TechPixies team has grown considerably. Many of the women who now work for TechPixies were once TechPixies themselves.

  • Joy Foster – Founder and Managing Director
  • Ben Newton – Chief Technical Officer and Director
  • Shelley Hoffmire – Director and investor
  • Emma Woo – Head of Applications and Coaching – Cohort 1
  • Helen Moss-Black – Head of Partnerships – Cohort 1
  • Heidi Evans – Graphic Design – Cohort 1
  • Elaine Ford – Course Facilitator and Instagram Specialist – Cohort 2
  • Jill Bartram – Paid Advertising Specialist and Course Development – Cohort 2
  • Louise Bailey – Client Account Manager and Twitter Specialist – Cohort 2
  • Linda Liede – Website Development & Support, assists CTO – Cohort 3
  • Tonia Stengelin – TechPixie Processing, assists MD – WP Cohort 2

Catch up on our latest news:

A very sparkly TechPixies Christmas dinner raises £600 for The Nasio Trust (Kenya) and Let’s Share (India)
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With the Christmas season right around the corner, TechPixies celebrated early with a sparkly party on November 25th. In attendance were nearly 50 TechPixies from six different cohorts along with key members of the management and advisory boards and original … Read More

Supporting Careers Opportunities for Women in Need
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Here at TechPixies we are excited to introduce a project run by our friends at Oxfam, designed to help women who are living with, or at risk of poverty, back into work. ‘Future Skills’ will be coming to Oxford in … Read More

TechPixies win national award
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Press Release 26 October 2017 The inspirational founder of TechPixies, Joy Foster, has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned Enterprise Nation’s Female Start-up of the Year 2017 at the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs held in Bristol last week.   The … Read More

TechPixies helps London women back to work
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Press Release 20 September 2017 A social enterprise called TechPixies has launched in London to help mums and other women return to work by teaching them top-notch tech skills. TechPixies has formed a partnership with Azoomee, an award winning Shoreditch based … Read More

Meet our 4th generation of TechPixies!
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We are excited to announce the launch of our 4th cohort. We now have 35 women in the TechPixies family. We are thrilled to announce at the same time that 100% of our first two cohorts now consider themselves working.

Women in Business Awards & 10 Downing Street are on the agenda for TechPixies founder Joy Foster
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Our founder Joy Foster, who was recently shortlisted in the Rising Star Category at the Women in Business Awards, was also invited to spend the morning at 10 Downing Street. Here’s what she had to say about her meeting: “It was … Read More

9 key takeaways from the FoundHER festival of female founders in London
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5am Monday morning, as sun poured through the loft window, I found myself rolling out of bed to get ready for a 6am bus journey from Oxford to London to attend the first of four sessions at the FoundHER event … Read More

Pixies power through crowdfunding target and host PM
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Press Release 23 May 2017 TechPixies announces it has beaten its crowdfunding target to help more Oxfordshire mums return to work, shortly after hosting a visit from Prime Minister, Theresa May. Mrs May met with TechPixies founder Joy Foster and … Read More

Prime Minister Visits TechPixies
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There was an air of excitement at TechPixies HQ on Monday, 15th May as we gathered in anticipation of the arrival of Prime Minister, Theresa May.  The PM was due to hold a private meeting with our founder, Joy Foster, … Read More

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