Lívia Kovács

Becoming your own boss (& not a bully)

A Talk by Lívia Kovács (Brand Strategy & Marketing Management Consultant, Lívia Kovács Consulting)

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About this Talk

How surviving, overcoming and challenging a bully work environment shaped my work ethic and set on a path of becoming my own boss.

Session Takeaways

  • Recognising when women in position of power are their own worst enemies at work and what you can do about it
  • How the lack of gender loyalty is hurting culture, company and your brand
  • Importance of mentorship, sponsorship, allyship, culture

Facts Related To This Presentation

The Workplace Bullying Institute found women bully other women up to 80% of the time. In fact, studies have shown that women who report to women experience a greater frequency of bullying, abuse and job sabotage. Women make much nastier office bullies than men, says psychologist Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Institute.

A decade ago, a workplace survey found that occupational harassment was four times more prevalent than sexual harassment and racial discrimination.

A study* from the University of Arizona found that women in the workplace experienced more “uncivility” from women than men in position of power. * Further Understanding Incivility in the Workplace: The Effects of Gender, Agency, and Communion - December 2017Journal of Applied Psychology 103(4) DOI: 10.1037/apl0000289

About The Speakers

Lívia Kovács

Lívia Kovács

Brand Strategy & Marketing Management Consultant, Lívia Kovács Consulting