Shortlist: Digital Course of the Year – Digital Women Awards

The Digital Women Digital Course of The Year recognises and celebrates those who have created online / digital courses that educate the people they set out to help. In a world where everyone is busy, online courses help people to upskill from their own home or office, in their own time and without having to travel. Creating a good quality and valuable course is a very skilled and detailed process.

Here are your finalists:


The Hub – Facebook Ads Course

The Hub Facebook Ads Course was designed as a way to provide Facebook Ads knowledge, Skills and confidence to Social Media Managers & Business owners who were needing to upskill and provide more services to their clients. Both Laura and I have used Social Media and Facebook Ads for 18 years combined so we wanted to use our experiences to provide a supportive training programme.

We have designed the course with support being at the heart of what we offer, we are very present in our separate Facebook group, we do regular live calls and respond to all queries. Once the course is finished we allow the students to cement their learning by remaining present to support them for several more weeks. As we both still offer Facebook Ads as part of our freelance work we can ensure we have hands on knowledge and remain informed of changes and developments.

Laura and Laura have introduced The Social Media Manager toolkit to the world with a the vision of supporting the businesses of any freelance social media manager who needs a helping hand or foot up in their quest to be successful. We want to make their life as a freelancers a little easier by providing them with the things you need to attract bigger, and better paying clients to provide you with a reliable and consistent income and to make them confident and proud of their achievements.


Louise McDonnell – Social Media Superstars Membership Programme

My social media membership programme helps businesses sell more on social It’s a blended learning programme which combines online tutorials, live group coaching and live training. It’s designed to keep business owners and marketing professionals on track, keeps participants accountable while supporting them every step of the way.

Louise McDonnell is Ireland’s leading expert on Facebook Marketing and is the author of, “Facebook Marketing, The Essential Guide for Irish Organisations (The Liffey Press)”. She has been training businesses how to use social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) since 2009. Louise has trained more than 10,000 people over the last ten years, including 3,000 online students in the last 12 months.

Louise has delivered social media keynote addresses at many events including Digital West, Women’s Inspire National Conference,, Irish Wedding Suppliers National Conference, Digi2market National Launch and The Innowave Summit (Bulgaria) She has achieved worldwide recognition including * Top 10 Facebook experts worldwide – BloggerLocal * Top 50 Facebook Marketing Bloggers worldwide – FeedSpot * Top 100 digital marketing experts worth following – Springboard


Tech Pixies – Social Media Magic

TechPixies is an award-winning CPD Accredited Online Learning Platform helping women to upskill with social media, digital marketing and WordPress. Since 2015, we’ve helped over 300 women gain the skills they need in order to return to work, change careers or start a business leveraging modern technology through our flagship Social Media Magic Course. As a result, 100% of the women in our most recent 8 cohorts reported improvement in their digital skillset and 92% reported an increase in their personal confidence.

TechPixies is an award winning social enterprise which helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Since 2015, TechPixies has helped over 300 women upskill and as a result has won several awards including Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017. Joy and her company were recently profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and in Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation named TechPixies ‘one to watch’ in the EdTech space.


The Vlog Academy – Eye Storm – smartphone video training for women who mean business

Eye Storm is an online membership programme that can be done in your own time, whilst still connecting with Mi and a group on Facebook. The course is an initial 6-week foundation with weekly modules including an ongoing membership with continued training and an accountability group on Facebook. Further monthly webinars with Mi and other industry experts are available as well as a closed Facebook group with interaction, further training, Q&A, prompts, tasks and feedback from other supportive women and Mi Elfverson. This is also an opportunity for the members to share their videos and get feedback on them before posting out in public, seeing the videos that other people create and get continued fun and inspirational material.

Mi Elfverson is a business vlog expert and the founder of The Vlog Academy, supporting thousands of people to communicate better on video, get more confident in front of the camera and connect on a deeper level with a larger audience.

Mi launched The Vlog Academy to share her expertise with business owners and organisations, helping them to increase their online visibility and communicate with confidence via video.

She soon saw that women needed their own support platform as they had different questions, different fears and different needs. This prompted her to launch Eye Storm, an online program, teaching women how to use smartphone video to become more visible online and be seen as the go-to expert in their field. Her experience in online marketing and business strategy creates the foundation of her training, together with her passion for authenticity and brand coherence.


Lucy Griffiths – Confidence on Camera

Confident on Camera is an affordable training program to help small business owners overcome their fears of being on camera, and get visible. I’ve sold over 15,000 courses and had amazing feedback.

The course is a mix of videos, PDF workbooks and quizzes to help people overcome their fears, and also navigate the tech side of being on camera. The course sells at $9 so it’s super affordable and enables me to use this as a marketing tool that is leveraged with Facebook ads.

Lucy Griffiths helps women tell stories and increase their influence and impact the world. She’s a video strategist and confidence coach who helps you to get the confidence to find your voice and speak up and own your power.

Her courses have now sold over 15,000 worldwide, and she works with corporate clients, entrepreneurs and business owners to harness the power of video, and tell stories more effectively on screen and in meetings.

Lucy is a columnist for Psychologies Magazine talking about confidence, the imposter syndrome, and speaking up even though you’re scared. She is now a Founder / Director of a joint venture with Psychologies Magazine building a digital platform creating courses for the magazine.

Lucy also partners with influencers such as Honest Mum to use their leverage to sell educational courses and elearning.

Lucy spent many years reporting from Asia and the Middle East as an international TV reporter and producer, and along the way flew in Air Force One with Barack Obama and scored exclusive conversations with Hollywood A-listers like Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Hugh Jackman.

She was part of the team that set up the first Western news agency in North Korea for Associated Press, and worked in Iraq setting up a TV station for Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish refugees. Lucy has a Master’s Degree in Personal and Business Coaching, a Master’s Degree in International Journalism and is registered with the International Coaching Federation.

Firefly Coaching – International Expansion Program

What is unique about the International Expansion Program is that it allows Dutch-based entrepreneurs to expand their client base using technology and reach clients outside of the Netherlands thereby making a bigger impact. I help my clients create a unique plan they can execute and increase their reach and revenue.

Stephanie Ward is a Business & Marketing Mentor for Global Entrepreneurs who want to create a meaningful and prosperous business. Stephanie helps business owners get clear and then generate marketing ideas that are a perfect fit. She does this with one-on-one coaching, speaking, workshops, and courses. Her formal education consists of a Master’s degree in Communication and BBA degree in Business Management. Stephanie is from Oklahoma and has lived in the Netherlands since 1999. She started Firefly Coaching in 2002 and serves global entrepreneurs all over the world.

Congratulations to these incredible digital courses!

Join us on the 9th March in London as we celebrate international women’s day and the work women are doing in digital and business.


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