Readings and inspirations
Inspirational reading and other resources for female academics
On this page you'll find a curated collection of inspirational interviews, books, articles, stories, and blogposts around the general theme of gender in academia. On behalf of the CYGNA organizing team: enjoy!
Frontline IB interviews with female academics
Since January 2021 Ilgaz Arikan has been conducting interviews with senior scholars in the field of International Business in the Frontline IB Conversations series. The interviews are also available as podcasts on all services, including Spotify, Amazon, Google, Apple, Tune In, and iHeartRadio. There are about 50 interviews with female academics. In around 30 minutes, learn about about their personal backgrounds, their research, and their mentoring lessons for junior academics.
This little girl: stories by CYGNA members
This little girl is me is part of a campaign by Inspiring Girls International. Its aim is to raise young girls’ aspirations worldwide by encouraging women to share their childhood ambitions and inspire the next generation.
Several of our CYGNA members have participated. I hope many more will follow. Remember you don't have to be a full professor to share your story. Even PhD students have important stories to tell. Girls might relate even more to those closer to them in age.
|Anne-Wil Harzing||Karin Moser||Lorena Blasco-Arcas|
Doing research that matters
- Adler, N.J. (2008). I am my mother's daughter: early developmental influences on leadership. European Journal of International Management, 2(1): 6-21. Available online...
- Adler, N.J; Harzing, A.W. (2009). When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the sense and nonsense of academic rankings, The Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1): 72-95. Available online...
- Adler, N.J., & Hansen, H. (2012). Daring to Care Scholarship that Supports the Courage of Our Convictions. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(2): 128-139. Available online...
Write-ups of our CYGNA meetings
- 1st CYGNA Global Virtual Meeting: Coping with a Pandemic
- 2nd CYGNA Global Virtual Meeting: MBTI & Stress
- Alice Eagly: Gender stereotypes have changed but the changes are surprising
- Be nice AND get the corner office
- Big Data in the Social Sciences
- Building your academic brand through social media
- Careers, mobility and belonging: foreign women academics in the UK
- Chairing a CYGNA meeting
- Co-creating academic well-being
- CYGNA @50 and Christmas celebration 2022
- CYGNA's 5-year anniversary: Middlesex writing boot-camp
- Female leadership in Higher Education
- Gender & Migration
- How do I keep my job (in academia) in uncertain times?
- How to manage individual research performance
- It is sooo unfair: Internal versus External promotion
- Kind and inclusive networking
- Life-long learning in academia
- Negotiation workshop
- Positionality, team roles, and academic activism
- Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
- REF and Christmas during a pandemic
- Resistance to gender equality in academia
- Secondary data sources and research portfolios
- Secret Santa at the 2nd pandemic Christmas
- Social network analysis and managing large research teams
- Supervising and being supervised
- The WHYs and HOWs of coaching
- The wonderful world of book publishing
- Thriving in Research and Coping with Uncertainties
- Understand your co-author(s) and yourself with MBTI
- WAIB Panel: Academic career strategies for women in the UK
- We need a different kind of superhero: improving gender diversity in academia
- Women academics in Australia and France
- Women management scholars leading REF impact case studies
- Work intensification, well-being and career advancement
- Working effectively with support staff in academia
- Working in a Horizon-2020 project
- Writing a literature review paper: whether, what, and when?
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 :-).
Blogsposts on gender in academia
- How to hold on to your sanity in academia
- Female academics: Wives of the organization?
- How to prevent burn-out? About staying sane in academia
- Not a Post About Gender and Academia
- Would you ask a male academic the same question?
- Trailblazers of diversity: editors and editorial board diversity
- Gender and geographical diversity in the JIBS editorial board: an update
- We need a different kind of superhero: improving gender diversity in academia
- Why are there so few female Economics professors?
- Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia
- Wives of the organization - 30 years on...
- Links to 40+ blogposts documenting our CYGNA meetings
CYGNA on Twitter
We do not yet have a dedicated CYGNA twitter account, but some CYGNA members tweet about gender related issues at #cygna_london
Watch a brief video on CYGNA at my YouTube channel
Interviews with inspirational female academics
Interviews with a range of inspirational female academics, all of whom have combined doing research that matters with a stellar academic career.
- Kawamura, K.M.; Eisler, R. (2013). Leadership: An interview with Nancy Adler, PhD, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 20(2). Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Kawamura, K.M. (2014). Kristine Marin Kawamura, PhD, interviews Susan E. Jackson, PhD, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 21(2)
- Ke, J. (2011). An interview with Dr Anne Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management: Part I – the scholarly journey. Journal of Chinese Human Resources Management, 2(2). Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Ke, J. (2011). An interview with Dr Anne Tsui, Motorola Professor of International Management: Part II – the scholarly journey. Journal of Chinese Human Resources Management, 3(2): 151-159. Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Moore, K. (2014). The life and times of a senior scholar: an interview with Jane Dutton, Journal of Management History, 20(2): 140-144.
- Tung, R. (2017). Prologue, Voyages of self-discovery: a reflection on four decades of research on expatriation and cross-cultural interactions, Progress in International Business Research (PIBR) Vol. 12: Distance in International Business: Concept, Cost and Value. Request full-text from Researchgate.
- Williams, Z. (2016). Mary Beard: "The role of the academic is to make everything less simple", The Guardian, 23 April 2016.
- Wilson, S. (2020). Not an academic, but certainly inspirational: Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern’s coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership.
- Babcock, L.; Peyser, B.; Vesterlund, L.; Wingart, L. (2022) The No Club. Putting a Stop to Women's Dead-End Work. A revealing book about how women are unfairly burdened with "non-promotable work" and what women and organizations can do to change this.
- Devlin, M. (2021) Beating the Odds. A practical guide to navigating sexism in Australian universities. A spirited account about the barriers for female academics in Australian universities and what you can do to break through them.
- The Academic Woman. An international platform championing recognition, well-being and positive action for more female empowerment.
- Chamorro-Premuzic, T. ; Gallop, C. (2020). 7 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn from Women, Harvard Business Review, 1 April 2020
- Feedback from CYGNA members on participating in the Aurora leadership programme, collated by Ling Zhang in this document.
- Academic men explain things to me, a blog about mansplaining in academia, hilarious and sad in equal measure. No longer seems to accept new postings, but there are 74 pages of posts to "enjoy".
- Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers. About the many behaviors that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults.
- Mayer, D. (2017). How Not to Advocate for a Woman at Work, Harvard Business Review, 17 July.
- Bahn, K. (2014). Faking It: Women, Academia, and Impostor Syndrome
- CYGNA member Daniela Lup's research: Becoming a Manager Increases Men’s Job Satisfaction, But Not Women’s
- 2018 Dossier Women in Economics dealing with the lack of senior female academics in the Netherlands.
- In 1000 words: #TimeIsUp, academics and organization studies, in which women share their experiences about working in academia. You can download the whole issue here, but I am hotlinking Steffi Siegert's contribution here as a pdf. Compulsory reading for any female academic.
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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.