“TechPixies changes lives!” says Joy Foster, founder of the social media and digital marketing course provider. Its courses are aimed at women returning to work, changing career or starting their own business. She believes so strongly in TechPixies’ cause that in the early days of the company, she gave up her wages in order to provide scholarships to women who couldn’t afford the course fees.
Women of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to expand their skills base through TechPixies’ digital training. Nearly 150 women’s lives have already been touched since launching. Of the women who complete the TechPixies courses, 95% are more confident with their digital skillset and 84% see improvements to their employment situation within six to 24 months.
Joy’s passion drives the company, despite the challenges she’s come up against along the way, “Our work is too important, too magical, too life-changing to give up,” she explains.
This year TechPixies raised their first round of investment and moved its courses to an online platform, which will enable women to be reached anywhere in the world. The shift will enable TechPixies to stay on mission and make the courses more affordable.
With her eyes set firmly on the future, Joy aims to work with 1,500 women by 2020.