Professional Business Networking of Women in Iceland: A Phenomenological Study
Literature suggest the importance of professional networking on individuals career development and other desirable outcomes. Research also indicates differences in professional networking of women and men. However, there is a gap in literature in inquiry on how women experience professional networking, particularly in long term perspective, and what desirable outcomes they perceive to receive from such an activity. Therefore, this paper presents phenomenological study on business women networking within one professional network in Iceland. The study provides rich descriptions of experiences of ten women, reflecting fifteen years. The study contributes to the gender in management research, by providing data from specific cultural and organizational environment and through longitudinal reflective lenses.
Keywords - Professional Networking, Women, Benefits, Iceland, Phenomenological Study