Quick overview

Curious about what we are up to in the CYGNA meetings? You can find information and nice pictures from past meetings here and upcoming meetings here. This page features a list of the general academic topics we have discussed over the years. Where available, a link to the presentation is provided. Links to research presentations can be found at the yearly meeting pages. We also maintain a readings and inspirations section for female academics and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london. For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia.

Date Presenter Topic
2015-01-16 Helene Tenzer, Tübingen University, Germany Targeting High-Ranking IB journals: Personal experiences See blogpost: CYGNA: Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
2015-01-16 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK How to Publish through Amazon, Createspace  See blogpost: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
2015-03-13 Hyun-Jung Lee, London School of Economics, UK Transitioning from a Junior to Mid-career Faculty: Personal experiences
2015-03-13 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK The four C's of citation analysis   See blogpost: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
2015-05-15 Chen Chen Li, Southwestern Univ. of Finance & Economics, China Publishing in Psychology vs. Management Journals: Personal Experiences See blogpost: CYGNA: Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
2015-05-15 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK Proof over Promise: Data sources & metrics in research impact  See blogpost: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
2015-06-26 Sachiko Yamao, University of Melbourne, Australia The Challenges and Opportunities of Working and Researching Down-under See blogpost: CYGNA: Women academics in Australia and France 
2015-09-25 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK How to use the Publish or Perish software effectively, a practical demonstration  See blogpost: CYGNA: Resource collection for the summer holidays
2015-11-20 Jo Silvester, Cass Business School, City University of London, UK Balancing Research Rigor and Applicability: Embracing the Challenging of Academic Research and Consultancy
2016-01-22 Aida Hajro, Brunel University London, UK Experiences with Publishing in the Academy of Management Journal See blogpost: CYGNA: Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
2016-03-11 Betty Beeler, ESC Saint Etienne; Cordula Barzantny, Toulouse Business School Women academics in France today: Riding the waves of change See blogpost: CYGNA: Women academics in Australia and France 
2016-05-13 Meg Hsin-Hsuan Lee, ESCP Business School London, UK Juggling research, teaching and administrative duties: Challenges and solutions
2016-06-10 Shea Xuejiao Fan, Nottingham University Business School, China Experience of working in a British-Chinese joint-university
2016-09-23 Helen Hu, University of Melbourne, Australia Building an academic career - experiences from down-under. See blogpost: CYGNA: Women academics in Australia and France 
2016-11-18 Sara Young, University College London, UK Adding interest to academic writing - advice and tips. See blogpost: CYGNA: Publishing in Management, Psychology and International Business
2017-01-20 Facilitator: Hyun-Jung Lee, London School of Economics, UK Interactive discussion: Choosing the right outlet for your work
2017-03-17 Martyna Sliwa, University of Essex, UK Careers, mobility and belonging: The ascent of foreign women academics in UK business schools? See blogpost: CYGNA: Careers, mobility and belonging: foreign women academics in the UK
2017-05-19 Meg Hsin-Hsuan Lee, ESCP Business School London, UK A social media survival guide for academics. See blogpost: CYGNA: Building your academic brand through social media
2017-05-19 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK Building your academic brand through engagement with social media. See blogpost: CYGNA: Building your academic brand through social media
2017-09-22 Daniela Lup, Middlesex University, London, UK
How to incorporate Social Network Analyis in various research streams and use a personal network analysis for personal development See blogpost: CYGNA: Social network analysis and managing large research teams
2017-09-22 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK Herding cats: how to manage (and participate in) large research networks See blogpost: CYGNA: Social network analysis and managing large research teams
2017-11-24 Martyna Sliwa, University of Essex, UK
Working effectively with professional/support staff in academia See blogpost: CYGNA: Working effectively with support staff in academia
2018-01-26 Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP, London, UK
Working with secondary data sources See blogpost: CYGNA: Secondary data sources and research portfolios
2018-01-26 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK Low hanging fruit or mature wine: Balancing your research portfolio See blogpost: CYGNA: Secondary data sources and research portfolios
2018-03-23 Fiona Moore, Royal Holloway, University of London Unions: What can they do for you? and facilated discussion on: Be nice AND get the corner office: Negotiating your employment conditions. See blogpost: CYGNA: Be nice AND get the corner office.
2018-09-28 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK

It is so unfair! Internal vs. external promotion and facilated discussion on promotion applications, see also this blogpost series

2018-11-23 Veronique Tran, ESCP Paris, France

Understand your co-author(s) and yourself with MBTI: Intro to MBTI for CYGNA and Each person confirms their preferences. See blogpost: CYGNA: Understand your co-author(s) and yourself with MBTI

2019-01-25 Sarah Otner, Imperial College London, UK

Big Data in the Social SciencesHandout with key resource material. See blogpost: CYGNA: Big Data in the Social Sciences

2019-03-22 Salma Soliman, Middlesex University, London, UK

Beyond formalities: Reflections of Erasmus+ Teaching visit. See blogpost: CYGNA: Life-long learning in academia

2019-03-22 Orthodoxia Kyriacou, Middlesex University, London, UK

Seeing into the light: some personal experiences of the Aurora programme. See blogpost: CYGNA: Life-long learning in academia

2019-06-14 Heejin Kim, Tohoku University

Internationalisation of Japanese academia: is there a role model? See blogpost: CYGNA: Internationalisation of Japanese academia

2019-06-14 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK

Skills development: "Social media clinic", handouts with tips, See also: Fostering research impact through social media

2019-09-20 Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, UK

How to avoid a desk-reject Slides for a full-day writing bootcamp. See also: CYGNA's 5 year anniversary: Middlesex writing boot-camp

2019-11-29 Kerstin Alfes, ESCP, Berlin campus Work intensification and the implication for employees' health. See also: CYGNA: Work intensification, well-being and career advancement
2019-11-29 Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP, London campus Does work effort pay off? Implications for employee well-being and career advancement. See also: CYGNA: Work intensification, well-being and career advancement
2020-01-31 Daniela Lup, ESCP, London campus How Swans negotiate and how to negotiate better. See also: CYGNA: Negotiation workshop
2020-05-15 Alexandra Beauregard Birkbeck, University of London Work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. See also: 1st CYGNA Global Virtual Meeting: Coping with a Pandemic
2020-06-26 Argyro Avgoustaki, ESCP, London campus MBTI & Stress, no download because of copyright reasons. See also: 2nd CYGNA Global Virtual Meeeting: MBTI & Stress.
2020-09-25 Kristiina Mäkelä, Aalto University Women can have it all: how to balance research, leadership and family before and after Covid-19. See also: CYGNA: Female leadership in Higher Education
2020-09-25 Susan Lea, University of Hull Leadership and resilience during and after Covid-19. See also: CYGNA: Female leadership in Higher Education
2020-10-22 Shea Fan, RMIT University, Australia
2020-10-22 Mariana Dodourova, Middlesex University, UK A brief no-nonsense overview of the current UK HE environment. See also: CYGNA: How do I keep my job (in academia) in uncertain times?
2020-10-22 Marian Jones, Sheffield University, UK Time to leave, or time to change? A gendered perspective on academic work during a crisis. See also: CYGNA: How do I keep my job (in academia) in uncertain times?