Our events take place approximately every two months at a London-based university. Meetings run on Friday afternoons with a 15.00 start and are followed by dinner to allow for more informal interaction.

Every meeting includes a mix of presentations, focusing on specifc research topics, research methods, career perspectives, publishing and research impact. We also regularly invite female scholars from other countries to broaden the network.

If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing ( Feel free to share this information to anyone who might be interested. We also maintain a readings and inspirations section for female academics and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london.

Organizing Committee

Argyro Avgoustaki (, ESCP Europe
Anne-Wil Harzing (, Middlesex University
Shasha Zhao (, Middlesex University

Meetings for the 2019-2020 academic year

Before making any travel plans, please confirm the date and topic(s) with the organizer.

  • 20 September, Middlesex University, Hendon, London [11.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
  • 29 November, ESCP Europe, West Hampstead, London [15.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
    • Organizer: Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP London
    • Does work effort pay off? Implications for employee well-being and career advancement, Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP London
      • Discussion about workload and overtime in an academic context
      • Sharing of experiences about formal workload models in preparation for a CYGNA survey on this topic
  • 31 January, London School of Economics, Holborn, London, [15.00-18.00 + networking with drinks & finger food]
  • March and May meetings: TBA, most likely Loughborough University London and Birbeck University of London

Meetings for the 2018-2019 academic year

Advance notice: Writing boot-camp 20 September 2019

To celebrate five years of CYGNA meetings, we will organize a full-day writing bootcamp at Middlesex University London. CYGNA members have been emailed further details.

Previous meetings

Pictures and presentations from all previous meetings are available: