The Cygna charter

Documents our CYGNA charter

Rules of engagement for online meetings

The use of online platforms has increased risks related to internet security and safety. We want to make sure that our online meetings are a secure and safe place for everyone to share their views. Therefore, we would like to ask you to help us by always adhering to the following four principles:

  1. Please do not forward invites and meeting links outside the network. If you think the meeting is useful for a female colleague, do suggest they join the network first by emailing They are always welcome.
  2. Please try your best to join the meeting on time. Our meetings are not run in a webinar setting and speakers see the audience. So it is a bit disruptive for the speaker if many members drop in late.
  3. Discussions in CYGNA sessions and on the mailing list are fully confidential. Please do not share them with others unless the CYGNA member in question has given explicit permission for this. This is also in accordance with the GDPR
  4. Please ensure your Zoom name includes your first and last name, and that your Zoom profile includes a photo and ensure you are muted when you are not speaking.
  5. Please switch on your camera when joining a CYGNA Zoom meeting. You may switch off the camera later if needed.

All the above is for our own security and safety and to make sure that we continue to enjoy pleasant and inspiring meetings. By remaining on our mailing list you signal that you support our CYGNA charter. In addition, you may want to have a look at the wordcloud below. This is what we like our meetings to be.

What does CYGNA mean to its members?

At our 50th meeting we also asked members to share a few words about what CYGNA meant to them on a Padlet. The word-cloud below is a perfect summary of what CYGNA aims to be: a friendly, kind, inclusive, and supportive community, providing a safe space/place to exchange ideas, share experiences, provide advice, inspire, and learn. We think that's pretty amazing :-).