[Episode 95] From Downing Street to Diapers. Playing big in politics and podcasts with Jimmy McLoughlin, a former adviser to Theresa May

Days don’t get much bigger than when the Prime Minister pops in to say ‘hi’. 👋Back in 2017, Joy Foster received a call that set in motion one of the most incredible days in the wonderful world of TechPixies. This was the day Theresa May swung by to check out exactly how Joy sprinkles her special brand of Pixie dust in tech education 😲. This was the day TechPixies got namechecked on national TV and hits to the website exploded 🎉. And, perhaps most importantly of all, this was the day Theresa May got her mitts on a TechPixies’ mug (Oh, yes! Whoop! 😆). It would also be the day Joy met Jimmy McLoughlin, the man who made it all happen. And as an adviser to the second female British Prime Minister in history, Joy thought Jimmy would have a tip or two on what it takes to play big. She wasn’t wrong! Here’s why you need to tune inWhat we’ve got for you packaged in 45 glorious minutes are some amazing insights from a man who saw what it took to lead the country at one of its most pivotal moments. You’ll also hear what it’s like to try and find your path having left a position of influence, particularly when you're a stay-at-home parent. And you’ll come away realising what’s possible when you make the most of your ‘unicorn time’ (yep, actually a thing!). 🦄Here’s what to listen out for:[00:56] Hear the brilliant story that brought Jimmy and Joy into each other’s worlds.[10:51] Jimmy discusses his thoughts on the qualities of senior female politicians.  [18:01] Listen out the campaign that aims to get more women into politics. [21:24] Jimmy talks about making the most of his ‘unicorn time’ as a stay-at-home dad. [27:56] Joy and Jimmy discuss modern employment and the impact of the pandemic.[37:44] Jimmy provides a reminder about the importance of the language we use. [44:21] Tune in for Jimmy’s powerful final point.  This is how you play big, people! ▶️ PRESS PLAY NOW. For links and resources mentioned in this episode, please visit our website.Huge shout out to TechPixie Sophie Rose Simmons who created the pre-roll voiceover to our podcast! If you would like her to create your pre-roll voice over, please check her out at https://www.sophierosevoice.com.

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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.