Meetings 2022-2023

Overview of Cygna network meetings in the academic year 2022-2023

If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing ( We also maintain a readings and inspirations section 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.

Meeting 48: 30 September 2022 12.30-14.30: 
Gender & migration

Organizer: Ling Eleanor Zhang, ESCP London

SpeakersAida Hajro, University of Leeds, UK; Anastasia Christou, Middlesex University, UK; Eleanor Kofman, Middlesex University, UK; Maria Elo, Univ. of Southern Denmark, Denmark; Milda Žilinskaitė, Vienna University, Austria.

See blogpost for write-up and resourcesCYGNA: Gender & Migration

Meeting 49: 17 November 2022 10.00-12.00: 
How to manage individual research performance: evidence-based insights

Organizers & speakers: Olga Ryazanova, Maynooth University, Ireland; Jolanta Jaškienė, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania; Clare Rigg, University of Suffolk, UK.

See blogpost for write-up and resourcesCYGNA: How to manage individual research performance

Meeting 50: 16 December 2022, 13.00-14.30:
Christmas celebration & CYGNA at 50

OrganizersCiara O'Higgins and Christa Sathish

See blogpost for write-upCYGNA @50 and Christmas celebration 2022

Meeting 51: 27 Jan 2023, 12.00-16.00: Uni of Manchester - The changing nature of academia: Challenges and opportunities for women academics

OrganizersAxèle Giroud, University of Manchester, UK; Annie Wei, University of Leeds, UK, with overall introduction by Fiona Devine, Dean AMBS

See this LinkedIn post for more information.

Meeting 52: 24 March 2023, 10.00-12.00: 
Kind and inclusive networking: The why, where and how of networking in CYGNA

OrganizersCiara O'Higgins, Deusto Business School, Spain, and Rany Salvoldi Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

See blogpost for write-upCYGNA: Kind and inclusive networking

Meeting 53: 26 May 2023, 12.00-16.00:
ESCP Business School London: Thriving in Research and Coping with Uncertainties

OrganizersArgyro AvgoustakiLing Eleanor ZhangChi Hoang (all ESCP London), Shasha Zhao  (University of Surrey)

See blogpost for write-upCYGNA: Thriving in Research and Coping with Uncertainties