Sharon Vosmek has been CEO of Astia since 2007, previously joining as COO in 2004. As CEO of Astia, she 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.
Prior to joining Astia, Vosmek founded SJ Vosmek & Associates, a management firm that included clients such as PG&E, PacBell (now AT&T) and the University of Wisconsin Madison. She held management positions at American Express and in the office of United States Senator, Dennis DeConcini. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of StarVest Partners and Illuminate Ventures , the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst Experts Advisor Group, and on the "Making Value for America" expert advisory committee for the National Academy of Engineering.
A sought-after speaker, Vosmek was invited to participate in The White House Women's Entrepreneurship Conference and The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In January 2011, Astia was chosen to join the White House's StartUP America initiative, developed to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Astia is the only organization included that focuses on women-led start ups.
Vosmek has a master's degree in public policy and administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a bachelor's degree in political science from Arizona State University.
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Last Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
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