Our events take place approximately every two months at a London-based university. Meetings run on Friday afternoons with a 15.00 start and are followed by dinner to allow for more informal interaction.
Every meeting includes a mix of presentations, focusing on specifc research topics, research methods, career perspectives, publishing and research impact. We also regularly invite female scholars from other countries to broaden the network.
If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing (email@example.com). Feel free to share this information to anyone who might be interested. 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.
Argyro Avgoustaki (firstname.lastname@example.org), ESCP Europe
Anne-Wil Harzing (email@example.com), Middlesex University
Linn Eleanor Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Loughborough University London
Shasha Zhao (email@example.com), Middlesex University
Meetings for the 2020-2021 academic year
To support our members through difficult COVID-19 times, we are planning monthly meetings for the next academic year. We will alternate between formal meetings with a presentation by a CYGNA member and/or guest speakers and informal meetings in which we'll convene in small break-out groups after a short plenary opening to get to know other CYGNA members.
Meeting 33: 25 September 2020, Loughborough University London virtual [11.00-13.30]
Organizer: Linn Eleanor Zhang, Loughborough University London
- Women can have it all: how to balance research, leadership and family before and after Covid-19, Kristiina Mäkelä, Provost, Aalto University, Finland
- Commentary; Q&A with all participants, Jo Tacchi, Loughborough University, Associate Dean for Research; Kristiina Mäkelä Provost, Aalto University, Finland
- Leadership and resilience during and after Covid-19, Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull, UK
- Commentary; Q&A with all participants, Jenny Fry, Loughborough University, Associate Dean for Teaching; Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University School of Business, Research and Career mentor; Susan Lea, Vice-Chancellor, University of Hull, UK
Meetings for the 2019-2020 academic year
Meeting 28: 20 September 2019, Middlesex University, Hendon, London [11.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
- Writing bootcamp to celebrate five years of CYGNA, see also Middlesex University Summer 2019 writing boot-camp
Meeting 29: 29 November 2019, ESCP, West Hampstead, London [15.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
Organizer: Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP London
- Work intensification and the implication for employees' health, Kerstin Alfes, ESCP Europe, Berlin campus
- Does work effort pay off? Implications for employee well-being and career advancement, Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Europe, London campus
- Discussion about workload and overtime in an academic context and sharing of experiences about formal workload models, see also Work intensification, well-being and career advancement
Meeting 30: 31 January 2020, London School of Economics, Holborn, London [15.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
Organizer: Hyun-Jung Lee, London School of Economics
Meeting 30a: 13 March 2020, Loughborough University London, Stratford London [postponed till September]
Organizer: Linn Eleanor Zhang, Loughborough University London
- Women can have it all: how to balance research, leadership and family, Kristiina Mäkelä Provost, Aalto University, Finland
- Panel: Jenny Fry, Loughborough University, Associate Dean for Teaching, Elizabeth Gadd, Loughborough University, Research Policy Manager (Publications), Jo Tacchi, Loughborough University London, Associate Dean for Research, Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University Business School, Research and Career mentor and former Associate Dean Research and RHD
Bio: Kristiina Mäkelä (PhD) is Professor of International Business at Aalto University School of Business and Provost of Aalto University, Finland. Her research focuses on Human Resource Management and Future of Work-related issues, including people management in multinational corporations. She is an active researcher, having published in outlets such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management and Journal of World Business among others, and a sought-after teacher and key-note speaker both in Finland and internationally. Since December 2017, she has taken on leadership responsibilities at Aalto, being in charge for all academic activities at the university. Before entering academia, she worked for more than ten years in Procter & Gamble, the world-leading consumer-goods multinational. She has four children, and currently lives in Espoo, Finland, having spent twelve years in the UK and Sweden.
Meeting 31: 15 May 2020, Virtual, from our homes [14.00-17.00]
Organised by the full CYGNA organizing team, see also: 1st CYGNA Global Virtual Meeting: Coping with a Pandemic
- Presentation on Work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alexandra Beauregard (Birkbeck, University of London)
- Sharing of lock-down experiences on community building, online teaching, administration & student care, and research/life balance by CYGNA organizing team
- Q&A and small group discusions
Meeting 32: 26 June 2020, Virtual, from our homes [11.00-13.30]
Organised by the full CYGNA organizing team, see also: 2nd CYGNA Global Virtual Meeting: MBTI & Stress
- Presentation MBTI & stress. Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP London
- Q&A and discussions about MBTI, the future of universities and online conferences
Pictures and presentations from all previous meetings are available:
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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.