Meetings 2022-2023

Overview of Cygna network meetings in the academic year 2022-2023

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.

Meeting 48: Friday 30 September, 12.30-14.30: Gender & migration

Organizer: Ling Eleanor Zhang, ESCP London

SpeakersAida Hajro, University of Leeds, UK; Anastasia Christou, Middlesex University, UK; Eleanor Kofman, Middlesex University, UK; Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark; Milda Žilinskaitė, Vienna University, Austria.

See blogpost for write-up and resourcesCYGNA: Gender & Migration

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.

See blogpost for write-up and resources:

Meeting 50: Friday 16 December, 14.00-17.00: Middlesex University 
Christmas celebration & CYGNA at 50

OrganizersAnne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, UK; Shasha Zhao, University of Surrey, UK.

Meeting 51: Friday 27 January, time TBA: University of Manchester 
The changing nature of academia: Challenges and opportunities for women academics

OrganizersAxèle Giroud, University of Manchester, UK; Annie Wei, University of Leeds, UK, with overall introduction by Fiona Devine, Dean AMBS

Meeting 52: Friday 24 March, 10.00-12.00: Kind and inclusive networking:
The why, where and how of networking in CYGNA

OrganizerCiara O'Higgins, Deusto Business School, Spain.

Meeting 53: Friday 26 May, 11.00-16.00: ESCP Business School London Topic TBA

OrganizerArgyro Avgoustaki, ESCP Business School, UK.