Editor’s Note: Cassie Sadinksi, the president of the graduate Women in Business club at the Eccles School, attended the recent Women’s Tech Council Speed Networking event. Here, she shares what she learned and why networking can be such a vital part of your business education.

Cassie SadinskiNetworking is a nearly everyday experience for us MBA students. From in-class speakers to alumni events to mingling with our peers, networking opportunities abound.

Unlike other networking events, however, the Women’s Tech Council Speed Networking event on Oct. 21 offered a unique experience to interface with five inspiring female business leaders from around the Salt Lake valley.

The Women’s Tech Council is a nonprofit community organization that seeks to empower women in technology roles and technology companies through mentoring, networking and visibility. For the past three years, the group has participated in a speed-networking event at the Eccles School. The event was sponsored by Women in Business, a club that aims to engage, develop and support women in the Eccles School of Business through education, connection, and empowerment.

Successful career women from a variety of backgrounds come to chat with small groups of students, which rotate about every 10 minutes when a buzzer signals students to relocate to a different table to hear from a new mentor.

This year we were privileged to