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SHARON J. VOSMEK has been CEO of Astia since 2007, previously joining as COO in 2004. As CEO of Astia, Sharon has an unwavering passion and a uniquely well-suited background to drive forward the organization’s mission of propelling women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic. Under her guidance, the Astia community of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders has grown ten-fold and now spans North America, Europe, South America, and India.
Previously, Sharon founded SJ Vosmek & Associates and held management positions at American Express and in the office of US Senator Dennis DeConcini. Ms. Vosmek currently serves as founder and lead of the We Own It Collaboration, an effort of over 65 organizations globally committed to exploring women’s participation in high-growth businesses and identifying solutions to move us forward. She also serves on the Advisory Board of StarVest Partners, the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Experts Advisor Group, and Illuminate Ventures Advisory Board. Formerly she served in Secretary Clinton’s Private Sector Working Group to the APEC meetings and the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Commission on Biotech (MayBAC).
Sharon has a master’s in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a bachelor’s in political science from Arizona State University.