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Dear [MANAGER’S NAME],

I’m writing to request your approval to attend the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit on [DATE]. You can learn more on their website here :: LesbiansWhoTech.org

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world — committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. They are 70,000 LGBTQ women, people of color, non-binary and trans people, and allies in tech in 100+ cities worldwide.

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summits cover a range of tech’s most pressing areas like machine learning, cryptocurrency, tech and politics, A.I., design, all things engineering and more. Their upcoming event is dedicated to supporting and amplifying queer techies and allies and will specifically offer specialized tech and career tracks providing the inspiration, education, and connections needed to continue being successful in my job.

Quick facts about Summit:

While attending, I’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with peers who are focused on the same challenges as me. Between the content presented in the sessions, I plan to continue to strengthen my skills in [X], [Y] and [Z], and walk away having learned [potential goals to model/adapt]:

  1. Goal 1: Gain 2-3 technical resources to advance my work.
  2. Goal 2: Make three connections with peers in my current role from similar companies to strengthen my work and develop a network.
  3. Goal 3: Network with senior level executives to further develop my skills as a professional.
  4. Goal 4: [if your company is hiring] Share current job openings at my company with job seekers attending the event.

The most recent Summit agenda can be found here :: bit.ly/DEBUGAGENDA 

Current and past Summit speakers include:

Some of the sessions I’m most interested in joining are directly related to deeping my understand of the industry and provide helpful professional development include: [potential talks  to adapt, review our last/current Summit agenda to find the ones most applicable]:

  1. Digital Privacy & Cybersecurity in the Age of Algorithmic Voter Suppression feat. Senzeni Mpofu, Program Manager at Microsoft
  2. Demystifying AI: Beginners’ Guide to Get Started With Artificial Intelligence feat. Sakhi Aggrawal, Software Engineer at Salesforce
  3. The Future of Shipping Mobile Apps feat. Lukas Blakk, Mobile Release Engineer at Snapchat
  4. Lessons from Our Journey to the Cloud feat. Allison Perkel, Vice President at Capital One

I’m confident that my attendance at the Summit will directly influence the quality of my work on [PROJECT NAME]. When the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit concludes, I’m happy to share takeaways with the team, including those that we can implement immediately and outlines on how we’ll make that happen.

The estimated cost for me to attend the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit equals [Registration Cost and your other estimated expenses]. The earlier I register, the lower the costs. You can learn more about the event at lesbianswhotech.org.

Thank you for taking the time to review this request, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Best,

[YOUR NAME]

TESTIMONIALS

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