Readings and inspirations

Inspirational reading and other resources for female academics

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. An overview of blogposts for nearly all our meetings is here. Feel free to share this information to anyone who might be interested.

Frontline IB interviews with female academics

This is the list as of 30 April 2022. I will be adding new interviews once a month, so please check the AIB Frontline conversations webpage if you want to watch the most recent interviews.

Alvarez, Sharon De Cieri, Helen Lenway, Stephanie Ott, Ursula
Ambos, Tina Dikova, Desislava Lu, Jane Rose, Elizabeth
Ariño, Africa Eden, Lorraine Lundan, Sarianna Santangelo, Grazia
Aycan, Zeynep Eisenhardt, Kathleen Lyles, Marjorie Teagarden, Mary
Barnard, Helena Gibson, Cristina Michailova Snejina Tung, Rosalie
Brannen, Mary Yoko Giroud, Axèle Maitland, Elizabeth Yiu, Daphne
Caligiuri, Paula Grøgaard, Birgitte Minbaeva, Dana Westney, Eleanor
Chidlow, Agnieszka Harzing, Anne-Wil Nachum, Lilac Zaheer, Srilata
Coviello, Nicole Knill, April Oetzel, Jennifer  

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...

Blogsposts on gender in academia

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.

Interesting blogs, websites, books and articles

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