Information about Cygna meetings past and present

Before COVID-19 our events took place every two months at a London-based university. Meetings would normally run on Friday afternoons with a 15.00 start, followed by dinner to allow for more informal interaction. Since COVID-19, we run monthly meetings; all meetings are run online and attended by CYGNA members from all over the world. 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. 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 of nearly all our meetings is here: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays.

Organizing Committee

Argyro Avgoustaki (, ESCP Business School
Anne-Wil Harzing (, Middlesex University
Ling Eleanor Zhang (, Loughborough University London
Shasha Zhao (, University of Surrey

2022-2023 CYGNA meetings

Please note: all times are London time, i.e. Winter time GMT+0, Summer time GMT+1. Unless otherwise indicated meetings are run online via Zoom.

Meeting 48: Friday 30 September, 12.30-15.00:
Gender & migration

Organizers: Ling Eleanor Zhang, Loughborough University London, Aida Hajro, University of Leeds.

Meeting 49: Thursday 17 November, 10.00-12.00:
How to manage individual research performance: evidence-based insights

Organizers and speakers: Olga Ryazanova, Maynooth University, Ireland; Jolanta Jaškienė, ISM University of Management and Economics, Lithuania; Clare Rigg, University of Suffolk, UK.

Meeting 50: Friday 16 December, 14.00-17.00: HYBRID event
Christmas celebration & CYGNA at 50

Organizer: Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University

Watch a brief video on CYGNA at my YouTube channel