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 2023, 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 2023, 11.00-16.15:
The Power of Neurodiversity (Univ of Westminster)

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


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

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

Meeting 56: 8 Dec 2023, 11.00-13.00:
Christmas celebration: on failure & fun

OrganizersShasha Zhao (Univ. of Surrey, UK), Satkeen Azzizadeh (Middlesex University, UK)

PresenterHelene Tenzer: From first idea to publication in only ten years, a story about failures and perseverance in publishing

See blogpost for write-up and resourcesCYGNA: Our 4th Christmas meeting - failure & fun

Meeting 57: 19 Jan 2024, 11.00-15.00: 
Sustainable Academic Careers (University of Durham)

OrganizerMartyna Śliwa (University of Durham, UK) and CYGNA North team

New members meeting 4: February 16 2024, 12.00-13.00

OrganizersCiara O'Higgins (Deusto Business School, Spain). FacilitatorSatkeen Azzizadeh (Middlesex University, UK)

Meeting 58: 1 March 2024, 10.00-12.00: 
Necessary Condition Analysis: What, Why and How?

OrganizerTatiana Andreeva (Maynooth University, Ireland)

PresentersNicole Franziska Richter, University of Southern Denmark; Tatiana Andreeva, Maynooth University, Ireland; Necessary Condition Analysis: What, Why and How  

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: Necessary Condition Analysis: What, Why and How?

April 22 2024, 12.00-13.00: CYGNA Jam Session on Teaching & Scholarship research 

OrganizerJane Neal-Smith (University of York, UK)

Meeting 59: 17 May 2024, 10.00-12.00: Passion & Purpose: Navigating the Meaning of Academic Careers

OrganizersShea Fan (Deakin University, Australia), Heejin Kim (Osaka University, Japan), Ting Liu (Kyoto University, Japan)

See blogpost for write-up and resourcesCYGNA: Passion and Purpose: Navigating the Meaning of Academic Careers

Meeting 60: Friday 21 June - Sunday 23 June 2024, all day, on-site event @ Cumberland Lodge: CYGNA 10-year anniversary

Organizers: CYGNA coordination team.