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.


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


12:00 - 1:00pm

Professional Headshots and Networking

1:00 - 1:15pm

Welcome and Introductions

1:15 - 2:30pm

Workshop: Communicating with Presence

You’ve probably heard of “Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars” or other things like it that describe the differences in how men and women communicate.  It’s not that one is better than the other but that the differences can lead to misunderstandings. Similar to speaking with people in other countries, not only words but non-verbal behaviors can have drastically different meanings based on country of origin. 

During this interactive session, you’ll learn what words and gestures are undermining you and what you can do about it.

2:30 - 2:40pm


2:40 - 3:20pm

Panel: Investing in an Inclusive Future

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.

3:20 - 4:00pm

Panel: Working While Female

Woman, lady, she, her, amazing. This panel features women in technology across different functional areas and stage of career 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.

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