Some of the topics we explore this week – deciding as a child to be the very best in the world at something and where that comes from, being the god daughter of a man running for Vice President of the USA, spotting an Olympic athlete on TV and picking him out as a future husband and the serendipitous route that lead to this being a reality. through to suffering a devastating loss in early adulthood and how that refocussed.
We discuss the twists and turns that took Joy Foster to the place she is today. An award-winning serial social entrepreneur whose work helping women upskill with modern technology, has seen her recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by WeAreTheCity (one of the largest women’s networks in the whole of the UK). Joy has also been and recognised by Computer Weekly and Business Insider as one of the most influential people shaping British technology in 2019 and 2020. In 2018, she was named as one of the 100 Faces of the Vibrant Economy by Grant Thornton and won the Institute of Directors Startup Director of the Year for London and the South.
Joy also hosts the Sparkle and Thrive podcast which was launched in 2019 as part of TechPixies. The podcast can be found on both apple podcasts and spotify. On 27 April 2020, the podcast hit #1 on the UK podcast charts.
We mention Fiona’s book Mirror Thinking in the podcast which is available at the links below in the UK, USA and rest of the world 15th Sept:
You can find Joy at:
Tech Pixies at:
And Fiona Murden at: