Home page for the CYGNA network
The name CYGNA comes from the female version of the Greek word for SWAN (Supporting Women in Academia Network). Established in June 2014, our main objective is to promote interaction among female academics and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking.
We organize bi-monthly events and are celebrating our 50th meeting in 2022. For more details on our meetings see here. A quick overview of past presentations can be found here. We maintain a readings and inspirations section for female academics, a LinkedIn group, and hashtags #cygna_london and #cygnawomen.
For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia. An overview of blogposts of nearly all our meetings is here. 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.
- Argyro Avgoustaki (firstname.lastname@example.org), ESCP Business School
- Anne-Wil Harzing (email@example.com), Middlesex University
- Ling Eleanor Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org), ESCP Business School
First CYGNA lead team (see picture)
- Argyro Avgoustaki (email@example.com), ESCP Business School [2014-2023]
- Anne-Wil Harzing (firstname.lastname@example.org), Middlesex University [2014-current]
- Ling Eleanor Zhang (email@example.com), ESCP Business School [2014-2023]
- Shasha Zhao (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Surrey [2017-2023]
New CYGNA Lead team (2023-current)
Middlesex University, London
Deusto Business School, Bilbao
University of Westminster, London
The table below provides an overview of topics we have covered in our meetings in the last eight years, with scheduled topics in purple italics. They are loosely structured in a matrix, but in reality many topics have elements of multiple quadrants of the matrix.
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 :-). This succinct, but wonderfully evocative, comment by the equally wonderful Luisa Pinto says it all.
Belonging, learning, camaraderie, friendship and sharing. My academic family: I'm an only child who suddenly has a community of sisters. Thanks!
Watch a brief video on CYGNA at my YouTube channel
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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.