Dear [MANAGER’S NAME],
I am seeking your endorsement to attend the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit on September 17-19 in New York City.
This is not your typical event. Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit assembles accomplished tech professionals from around the globe in a forum focused on technology trends and leadership development. This event intersects the unique challenges faced by individuals like myself and would provide an empowering space for my career growth. The Summit is known for its high-quality content and career programming, which will allow me to continue succeeding in my job.
While attending, I’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with peers 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]:
The most recent Summit agenda can be found here. This year comprises more than 150 talks featuring speakers from both the present and past, including:
I know it’ll cover a wide range of engineering, product, and design topics with a culturally relevant perspective. I’m excited to assemble pertinent and engaging Summit sessions applicable to what I’m working on.
I’m confident that my attendance at the Summit will directly influence the quality of my work on [PROJECT NAME].
When I get back from the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit, I’m happy to share takeaways with the [team and/or participating ERG], including those that we can implement immediately and outlines on how we’ll make that happen.
I’ve broken down the approximate cost of my attendance at the Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit:
Early registration is encouraged to take advantage of discounted rates. In the meantime, you can learn more about the event at lesbianswhotech.org.
Thank you for taking the time to review this request, and I look forward to hearing from you.