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 ( 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.

Organizing Committee

Argyro Avgoustaki (, ESCP Europe
Anne-Wil Harzing (, Middlesex University
Shasha Zhao (, Middlesex University

Meetings for the 2019-2020 academic year

Before making any travel plans, please confirm the date and topic(s) with the organizer.

Meetings for the 2018-2019 academic year

Advance notice: Writing boot-camp 20 September 2019

To celebrate five years of CYGNA meetings, we will organize a full-day writing bootcamp at Middlesex University London. CYGNA members have been emailed further details.

Previous meetings

Pictures and presentations from all previous meetings are available: