umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Exploring the role of professional networks for women in the IT sector
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to investigate: what is the significance of professional networks for women within the IT industry. Previous research shows that there are barriers women in the field of IT face when entering and advancing in the industry. To investigate the potential connection between barriers and professional networks ten women were interviewed. Professional networks for women within the sector are examined through a qualitative lens. This study support previous research that showed that women in the IT industry face barriers. Moreover, this study highlights benefits of professional networks, representing that women receive and develop personal skills that can make them more successful at work. This study also provides criticism towards the networks and shows that there is room for improvements. The professional networks described by the respondents in this study seem to miss out on the opportunity to fundamentally discuss the barriers women face as professionals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Series
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2016.22
Keyword [en]
Professional network, gender, social barriers, structural barriers
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122640OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-122640DiVA: diva2:940072
External cooperation
IT consultancy firm
Educational program
Master's Programme in IT Management
Supervisors
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Exploring the role of professional networks for women in the IT sector(847 kB)146 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 847 kBChecksum SHA-512
2a834cb395e14b28067ac117e84ef877b3814ee8931514c9a05e82a4a27b1d7a3b5a9ebf869e2e2f50d8aa6f7bb3fdd857d7bee4f1adbd3b64de84af0abfa1b9
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Weinehall, Annelie
By organisation
Department of Informatics
Information Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 146 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 505 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf