You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘toxic work environment’ thrown around quite a bit recently, either by friends, co-workers or media. You might initially think of bosses yelling at employees or gender discrimination – and you would be right. 

But what really is a toxic work environment and how do you (personally) know if you’re in one?

Read more: Are You in a Toxic Work Environment?

You may have seen that I wrote a few blogs about How I left academia (and set up my own business), The value of my PhD (to my business) and How you can transition out of academia (and into business). As part of the process I was recounting my career to date and came to realise many of the people holding significant positions in my work life (e.g. bosses, managers, or supervisors) have been (and continue to be) women. So, I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on their influence and thank them.

Read more: Women of influence (in my life)