Letter to My Boss

Dear [MANAGER’S NAME],

I would like your approval to attend the 2018 ACT-W National Conference in Phoenix, AZ from April 10-13, 2018. This event is dedicated to building community, developing leaders, and accelerating the careers of women and allies in tech, and will specifically focus on providing the professional development, inspiration, education, and connections I need to be successful in my job.

ACT-W National connects like-minded professionals from all over the country to share best practices so we can learn from one another and be leaders in our careers.

While attending, I’ll have the opportunity to meet and network with talented tech women and allies who are focused on the same challenges as me. Throughout the educational speaker sessions and formal training workshops, I plan to continue to strengthen my skills in [X], [Y] and [Z], and walk away having learned:

  • Goal 1
  • Goal 2
  • Goal 3
  • The conference covers a wide range of topics related to leadership and career development, technology, and diversity. I’m confident that I’ll be able to build a packed agenda full of sessions relevant to my position with [COMPANY].

    I’ve broken down the approximate cost of my attendance at the 2018 ACT-W National Conference:

  • Airfare/Travel: [$IF APPLICABLE]
  • Hotel: [$IF APPLICABLE] (You can find hotel info and prices here)
  • Event Registration: [$AMOUNT] (You can find ticket prices here)
  • TOTAL: [$AMOUNT]
  • You can learn more about the event at act-w.org.

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

    Best,

    [YOUR NAME]

    You can also download the document here.