Convince Your Boss Toolkit

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Why you should convince your boss

Attending Women of Silicon Valley can serve as a crucial stepping stone in your professional development, providing a vital tool to help you grow in your career. To make the most of your experience, it’s highly beneficial to gain the support of your organization by informing your manager about how attending the event can benefit both your individual growth and align with company objectives.

We understand the challenges posed by the current climate when persuading your boss the value and investment in attending, such as budget restraints and the difficulty in getting time off work, especially if you work in a smaller team. To assist you in getting started, we have created a helpful template and provided some useful tips for writing to your boss.

Top Tips For Writing a Convincing Letter

  • Explain the purpose of the conference: Explain how it is relevant to your role and the company’s objectives. Highlight the specific skills, knowledge or insights you will gain by attending and how you will apply them in your role and your team.
  • Provide a clear agenda: Include a detailed agenda of the conference, highlighting sessions or workshops that are most relevant to your job role and career goals.
  • Quantify the benefits: Provide specific examples of how attending will benefit the company, such as learning new technologies, expanding your network, or gaining insights into industry trends that can improve company performance. Identify any valuable takeaways which could result in a positive return on investment for your organization.
  • Address costs and logistics: Be transparent about the costs associated with attending the conference, including registration fees, travel expenses, and any other relevant costs. Provide a clear plan for how you will manage these costs and ensure that the company receives a positive return on investment.
  • Emphasize your commitment to the company: Convey your passion and commitment to the company, and explain how attending the conference will help you to better serve the company’s goals. Reassure your boss that you will remain fully engaged with your job responsibilities while attending the conference, and provide a plan for how you will share what you learn with the rest of the team.

Professional Development

Your career will evolve just as fast as technology does and your skillset will need to evolve alongside it to meet the demands of an ever changing industry.

The 2023 theme, ‘The New Frontier’, explored the most essential technologies in today’s quickly changing world and review new revolutionary concepts that are radically changing our future.

Our carefully crafted content will provide you with the skills of the future and the tools you need to take the next step in your career

Extensive Networking

Join 500+ leading women from the world of tech and make lasting connections that really matter.

Mingle with other attendees throughout the day, establish mentor/mentee relationships, and make meaningful connections at our networking reception.

Take your networking even further with our event app. You can exchange contact details, message other attendees, engage in discussions, and set up meetings all in one place.

Champion DE&I Initiatives

Amplify the voice of your organization and provide insight into your experience working in the tech sector, showcase your organization’s achievements, along with its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.

Gain insight into the DE&I initiatives adopted by other companies in attendance and the top tips on how to implement these successfully. Leave the event with the confidence to provide feedback to your organization on how they could bring DE&I to the forefront of the business and how this can benefit their overall strategy.

Dive Into The New Frontier

This year’s event was been built around The New Frontier, focusing on three key themes – Future Impact, Frontier Tech, Frontier Strategies and Frontier Leadership.

Our agenda was specifically designed to provide you with opportunities to deep-dive into essential technologies, enhance your skillset, prepare to take the next step in your career, and drive change within your organization.

Regardless of your seniority or experience level, you will be able to find insightful sessions that cater to your career journey in 2024, with the new theme to be announced soon!

What your peers say about Women of Silicon Valley

Testimonial from Principle

I learned a lot about recent tech trends and met some interesting people.


LRG Consulting LLC

Testimonial from Head of Customer Services

The event was beyond my expectation!

Head of Customer Services


Testimonial from Global Client Director

The energy was incredible, program relevant, it was a very inspiring, important conference!

Global Client Director


Testimonial from Senior Manager, Cloud Customer Success

Great Learning and Networking experience!

Senior Manager, Cloud Customer Success


Testimonial from Managing Partner, Silicon Valley

It was a worthwhile event and was inspiring to see so many talented women in Silicon Valley.

Managing Partner, Silicon Valley


Testimonial from Former CTO

I am a frequent speaker in various women in tech conference – online or in-person. I would say this is one of the best ones. The size is right that there are a diverse topics and still small enough that allow networking and building connection. The speakers are very engaging.

Former CTO

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