The name CYGNA derives from the female version of the Latin word for SWAN (Supporting Women in Academia Network).
Established in June 2014, the group's main objective is to promote interaction among female academics in the London area and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking.
We organize events that take place every two months at a London-based university. Meetings normally run on Friday afternoons and are followed by dinner to allow for more informal interaction. For more details on our meetings see here.
We also maintain a readings and inspirations section for female academics and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london. A quick overview of past presentations can be found here. For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia. An overview of blogposts of nearly all our meetings is here: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays. If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing (firstname.lastname@example.org). Feel free to share this information to anyone who might be interested.
- Argyro Avgoustaki (email@example.com), ESCP Europe
- Anne-Wil Harzing (firstname.lastname@example.org), Middlesex University
- Linn Eleanor Zhang (email@example.com), Loughborough University London
- Shasha Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Surrey
Overview of prior and planned meeting topics
The table below provides an overview of topics we have covered in our meetings in the last six years [in italics], topics already scheduled for the next academic year [2020-2021, in purple italics] and ideas for future topics. They are loosely structured in a matrix, but in reality many topics have elements of multiple quadrants of the matrix.
Watch a brief video on CYGNA at my YouTube channel
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.