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Sparkle and Thrive

Joy Foster

Joy Foster is an award winning entrepreneur who helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Most recently she was recognised by Grant Thornton as one of the 100 Faces of the Vibrant Economy 2018, she was awarded Startup Director of the Year for London and the South by the Institute of Directors (May 2018). She was the only Startup female finalist in the national IoD awards (Oct 2018). Her business, TechPixies was named Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017. Joy and her company have recently been profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation has named TechPixies ‘one to watch’ in the EdTech space.

Recent Episodes

Episode 15: How to Create an Instagram Advent Calendar with Hannah AtkinsDecember 03, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 14: Just do the next right thingNovember 27, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 13: Find out what Superstar Jen Meakin spent her first paycheck on (shhhhh don't tell her husband!)November 19, 2019 Episode artwork Bonus 1: We talk about the importance of community with Ilaria, one of our beautiful Italian SuperstarsNovember 18, 2019 Episode artwork Bonus 2: Superstar Thuha Wright talks about why she added social media to her skillset and how staying focused can reduce overwhelmNovember 18, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 12: Superstar Angela Hiscott tells us about how she used her social media skills to help a music band more than double their social media followingNovember 11, 2019 Episode artwork Bonus 2: Smart Works + TechPixies - Joy talks to Sarah Burns MBE about how she has helped 1500 women get dressed for interviews!November 08, 2019 Episode artwork Bonus 1: Smart Works + TechPixies - How to interview after a career break with Padma KnowlesNovember 06, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 11: Turning 40November 05, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 10: Climbing the MountainOctober 29, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 9: Inspirational Speech, Dame Stephanie (Steve) Shirley CHOctober 23, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 8: Review of Flexpo, the event for people seeking flexible employment options.October 17, 2019 Episode artwork Episode 7: The 10 Mistakes I see Social Media Managers Make (all the time!)October 08, 2019 Episode artwork Alumni interview with Kerry GlassOctober 01, 2019 Episode artwork I am (not) an Ironman: My framework for dealing with failure (and success!)September 24, 2019 Episode artwork If women don’t upskill with tech, they won’t have jobs in the futureSeptember 17, 2019 Episode artwork How Social Media Savvy Are You?September 10, 2019 Episode artwork What is it like to be married to a dream chaser aka Joy Foster?August 27, 2019 Episode artwork What is so great about online learning?August 20, 2019 Episode artwork Unconscious Bias is REAL and I just did it in front of hundreds of peopleAugust 06, 2019 Episode artwork