Convincing your boss you should attend Women Transforming Technology
Whether Women Transforming Technology is an annual event for you and your team or it’s your first year and you are developing an approval strategy, time is short. To help you find your way, take and reshape the template below to suit your needs.
Hi (Insert Manager’s Name here),
[Open your email with a short statement about how and why your company will benefit from you attending Women Transforming Technology including relevance directly related to your industry ROI through personnel development. Example: “I appreciate our commitment as a company to developing employees skillset through outside training. The Women Transforming Technology (WT2) event brings together hundreds of women in tech right here in Silicon Valley for one day, where we learn skills (negotiating, communicating with project managers, and inspiration) that is brought back to the office.]
In its fourth year, Women Transforming Technology has grown to be one of the most highly rated events for women in tech in Silicon Valley. It will be held Apr 23 at the VMware Campus in Palo Alto. The organizing committee, speakers, and sponsors include industry leaders as well as leading research on diversity and inclusion from the VMware Women's Leadership Innovation Lab at Stanford University. Women come together to learn about the latest technology, learn new skills to enhance and advance their education and career, and build their network.
Having a (Insert Your Company’s Name here) presence at Women Transforming Technology is important because it demonstrates that our company values diversity. This is in line with the (Insert Your Company’s Name here) vision of (Insert relevant institutional vision/mission/etc. addressing career ownership and trajectory).
Our/My request is for funding to attend the conference. Conference registration is $145 for the entire day of sessions and includes meals (if I register by February 22). The conference has sold out the last three years I (We) will return from WT2 inspired and motivated by new connections and experiences that will increase my (our) productivity and innovation. Sending a manager is vital to ensure that our company gets the most from this experience. (X) can also serve as a mentor to help us put together a presentation about our experience.
At this conference, we will be fortunate to meet women who have done just that – they have become CEOs, Professors, Directors, Managers, and leaders through talent, hard work, and passion. We want to get inspired and do the same at (insert your institution name here). During this event we will be thinking about the effect of greater diversity on innovation with this year’s conference theme, “Inclusive Innovators”. We will attend multiple sessions and interact with women from all areas of technology here in Silicon Valley. After returning to (Insert Institution Name Here), we will host an “Everything we learned at WT2” presentation for our department and write an informative article or blog in the (Insert Department Newsletter Name Here) Newsletter for distribution to a larger audience.
With so much to offer, the Women Transforming Technology event is an opportunity I should not miss. I appreciate your generous support in funding us/me so that we/I can contribute to the technical community here at (Insert Company Name).
(Insert Your Name Here)
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