Trying to convince your manager to let you attend the Catalyst Conference? We’ve created a customizable email template you can use to prove the value of your trip.


Dear [your manager’s name],

I’d like your support to attend the women and diversity in tech Catalyst Conference London on 04 September 2019. Attending this conference will be beneficial for both my professional growth and our company’s goals for diversity, inclusion, recruiting, and leadership in the following ways:

  • Identify areas for improvement and gain leadership skills on how to build a culture of inclusivity.
  • Learn technical best practices from legendary leaders about hiring for diversity, effective communication, a mindset for innovation, workplace ethics, creative problem-solving, and more from entrepreneurs, marketers, engineers, designers, scientists, and others.
  • Receive valuable hands-on experience in technical coding and design bootcamps and workshops that I can bring back to my team.
  • Talk to the community about our company in search of partnerships, new customers, and/or recruitment.

Here’s an estimated breakdown of costs:

Airfare estimate…………………………… £100 – £150
Hotel (two nights in London)…………………. £200 x 2 = £400
Full conference pass…………………………………. £199 Early Bird Special / £229 General Admission

After the conference, I’ll circulate a report that will include a summary of what I learned and a set of recommendations for processes and actionable ideas we can take at our company to improve diversity in recruiting, an inclusive atmosphere, and a culture that creates impactful leadership teams.

Thank you for considering my request to attend the Catalyst Conference.

Looking forward to your reply,

[your name]