Join us for a half day summit designed for women in technology to connect, discuss and engage.
Women@DockerCon Summit

This private forum provides a safe and open space to discuss the issues and opportunities facing professional women today at any stage of their career in any functional discipline. By sharing our experiences we can teach each other and build a community for support, mentoring and friendship.

This summit is open to any self-identified women interested in attending. DockerCon registration is not required. Your reservation for this summit includes attendance to summit talks and panels, networking happy hour, and admission to the DockerCon Expo Hall Monday evening for a welcome reception with all DockerCon attendees.

This event is $20 per person with all proceeds being donated to Black Girls Code.


Allison Breeding
Erica Brescia
X Factor
Brittany Davis
Backstage Capital
Andrea Gallego
Francine Gordon
Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
Cynthia Hester
New Relic
Betty Junod
Susan Kimberlin
Angel Investor
Cathy Minter
Anusha Ragunathan
Aruna Ravichandran
Honey Williams
Liberty Mutual Insurance


12:00 - 1:00pm

Professional Headshots and Networking

1:00 - 1:15pm

Welcome and Introductions

Cathy Minter, Docker

1:15 - 2:30pm


Do you worry that you’re not as competent as people think you are and that someday others will see that? Have you had the feeling that fortuitous circumstances have supported your success until now but your luck may run out? Is your perception that everyone around you at work is smarter, more competent than you are? There’s a name for that: the Imposter Syndrome, feeling like a fake. It’s not about intentionally misleading others for your benefit but rather your sense that others are overestimating your capabilities and you are in danger of being ‘outed’ as less than they expect. Both men and women experience the Imposter Syndrome but it is more common among women. Ironically, it is positively correlated with competence. In other words- the more competent you are, the more likely the sense of feeling like a fake.

During this 75 minute interactive session, we’ll explore the underlying factors that contribute to the Imposter Syndrome, why it matters and what to do about it.

Francine Gordon, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

2:30 - 2:40pm


2:40 - 3:20pm


Venture capital plays a critical role in the ability to turn ideas into businesses. Many women investors and mission driven venture capital firms are changing the dynamic of entrepreneurship and startups by shining a light on under-represented founders. This panel discusses on why inclusive investing is not just better business but a better future for all.

Moderator: Betty Junod,

Erica Brescia, X Factor
Brittany Davis, Backstage Capital
Susan Kimmberlin, Angel Investor

3:20 - 4:00pm


Woman, lady, she, her, amazing. This panel features women in technology across different functional areas having an open dialogue regarding navigating a rewarding career in technology. From challenges and triumphs to friendships and mentors - gain the collective knowledge of their experiences. This session will be mostly an audience driven Q&A.

Moderator: Allison Breeding, Docker

Andrea Gallego, BCG GAMMA
Cynthia Hester, New Relic
Anusha Ragunathan, Docker
Aruna Ravichandran, Cisco
Honey Williams, Liberty Mutual Insurance

4:00 - 6:00pm

Networking Social 


5:00 - 6:00pm

Docker Pals Meetup (DockerCon attendees)

Enrich your DockerCon experience by matching with a small group of Docker Pals who can be your guides to the conference and make new connections as you arrive in San Francisco.

Sign up for Docker Pals through your conference registration portal.

6:00 - 7:30pm

DockerCon Welcome Reception

All Summit attendee will receive an evening conference pass to attend the Welcome reception in the DockerCon Expo Hall. Meet other attendees, roam the expo floor and network with our ecosystem of partners, vendors and sponsors.

*Schedule subject to change.


Moscone Center: West