13th November 2018
Joy Foster, the founder of TechPixies, has today been unveiled as one of the 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy 2018 by Grant Thornton. The announcement follows a recent spate of award wins for the entrepreneur and TechPixies, which upskills women by helping them return to work by teaching them social media and digital marketing skills.
In October TechPixies, which operates courses out of London and Oxford, won ‘Start-up of the Year’ at the Women in Business Awards 2018. The award was in recognition of a female business owner who has shown outstanding leadership.
Furthermore, having won the Institute of Directors Start-up Director of the Year 2018 for London and the South in June, Joy was the only female finalist in the national Institute of Directors Awards 2018, also in October, which lauded businesses that have made a great contribution to the economy and society.
As part of Grant Thornton’s commitment to shaping a vibrant economy, the firm has identified Joy as someone who demonstrates excellent leadership in business. The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy are selected from across the UK and represent diverse sectors and industries, recognised for their commitment to developing an economy that enables people, organisations and communities to flourish.
Joy Foster, founder of TechPixies, said: “I’m proud to be a Face of the Vibrant Economy 2018 by Grant Thornton UK and to have been awarded ‘Start-up of the Year’ by Women in Business. Everything we do at TechPixies is about supporting and enabling women to return to the work place feeling confident in their abilities. To be recognised for this by the likes of Grant Thornton, the IoD and Women in Business is a real honour as well as a reflection of the importance in helping women return to fulfilling and stimulating roles at work for the economy, society and individuals.”
The recent accolades for Joy and her team demonstrate that 2018 continues to be a successful year for TechPixies. Having raised over £90,000 of female-led investment, TechPixies launched its new self-paced online learning platform enabling women, anywhere, to improve their digital skill-set in order to return to work, change career or start a business.
TechPixies run taster sessions for those interested in learning more about the brand’s online and face-to-face courses. Taster sessions will be running in Oxford and London on the following dates:
Oxford – 23rd November 2018, 7th December 2018, 11th January, 18th January and 25th January 2019 from 10am to 12pm. Click here to book your slot.
London – 21st November 2018, 5th December 2018, 16th January 2018 and 23rd January 2019 from 10am to 12pm. Click here to book your slot.
The TechPixies six-week face-to-face course starts in Oxford on 1st February 2019 and in London on 30th January 2019. Click here to find out more.
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