A discussion on the role of women in Java and IT in general. With a meet and greet moment for women and a short talk about jDuchess (http://jduchess.org). Duchess is a global organization for women in Java technology. Duchess provides a platform through which women who work with Java can connect with each other and get involved in the greater Java community. It aims to make women's role and the individual women's contributions visible in the Java community and to teach the benefits of diversity in any team environment - whether corporate or open-source.