The name CYGNA derives from the female version of the Latin word for SWAN (Supporting Women in Academia Network).

The main objective of the group is to promote interaction among female academics based in the London area and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking. Although most of our members work in business and management, we welcome participants from neighbouring disciplines.

We are organizing events that take place every two months at a London-based university. Meetings normally run on Friday afternoons with a 15.00 start and are followed by dinner to allow for more informal interaction. For more details on our meetings see here. A quick overview of past presentations can be found here.

We also maintain a readings and inspirations section for female academics.

Organizing Committee