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 2018-2019 academic year

We'll be announcing the full program of meetings for 2018-2019 soon. In addition to the 28 September meeting below, it is likely that we will have meetings in November, January and March [as in 2017-2018]. Before making any travel plans, please confirm the date and topic(s) with the organizer.

  • 28 September, Middlesex University, Hendon, London
    • Organizers: Shasha Zhao, Middlesex University, Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University
    • How to prepare effective promotion applications (Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University)
    • It is so unfair! Internal vs. external promotion, facilitated discussion on promotion applications, see also this blogpost series

Meetings for 2017-2018 academic year

Previous meetings

Pictures and presentations from all previous meetings are available: