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Sharon Vosmek has transformed Astia during her tenure as CEO since 2007, having previously served as COO from 2004. Under Vosmek’s leadership, Astia is now the pre-eminent organization working to ensure the success of high-growth startups founded and led by women. Vosmek has led Astia’s growth from 20 individuals in Silicon Valley to the global community of more than 5,000 investors, entrepreneurs, family offices, industry leaders and individuals that it is today. Vosmek was one of the founding managers and members of Astia Angels, the global investment group launched in 2013 to invest directly into women-led high-growth companies. Vosmek is well-regarded around the globe for her opinions, research and commentary on the importance of women leaders as integral to innovation and high-performing entrepreneurial companies.

A highly sought-after speaker, Vosmek has most recently spoken at the United Nations, the Milken Institute CA Summit, given lectures at numerous Universities most notably on the topic of building inclusive ecosystems at Stanford and MIT, was invited to participate in The White House Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference; the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and in 2011 she as a US Delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit. She is also a member of Astia Angels; on the Advisory Boards of two venture capital firms, StarVest Partners and Illuminate Ventures; the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Experts Advisor Group; the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Advisory Committee; and on the “Making Value for America” expert advisory committee for the National Academy of Engineering.

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