Meetings 2023-2024

Overview of Cygna network meetings in the academic year 2023-2024

If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing ( We have a readings and inspirations section for female academics, a LinkedIn group, and hashtags #cygna_london  #cygnawomen. 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 54: 13 Oct, 12.00-14.00:
CYGNA past, present, future (online)

OrganizersCiara O'Higgins (Deusto Business School, Spain) and Anne-Wil Harzing (Middlesex University, UK) who presented an overview of CYGNA's history, recent expansion of our organizing team, new initiatives, and our plans for the future.

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: Past, present, and future 

Meeting 55: 15 Nov, 11.00-16.15:
The Power of Neurodiversity (Univ of Westminster)

OrganizersChrista Sathish (University of Westminster, UK), Clarice Santos (Middlesex University, UK)


  • Dr Christa Sathish [Lecturer in Management & Marketing, University of Westminster]: ‘The Power of Neurodiversity’ and a positive academia approach 
  • Philippa Eddie [Doctoral Researcher, Oxford Brookes University]: Coaching in the workplace in the context of neurodiversity 
  • Dr Claire Robertson [Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and College of Liberal Arts and Science Disability Tutor, University of Westminster]: Empowering and supporting neurodiversity in academia 

Special guest: Jacqueline Leon Ribas [Doctoral Researcher, University of Westminster] 

See blogpost for write-up and resources CYGNA: The Power of neurodiversity