Sharon Vosmek

Sharon Vosmek

Chief Executive Officer


Sharon 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 from 20 individuals in Silicon Valley; to more than 5,000 around the globe, representing every continent.

Previously, Sharon founded SJ Vosmek & Associates and held management positions at American Express and in the office of U.S. 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 currently serves 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.

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.

About Astia

What is Astia?
Astia is a curated, global community of experts committed to the success of world class women-led, high-growth startups. For over 14 years the 3000+ members of Astia’s connected community have provided startups with access to capital, business networks, and opportunities to become dominant market players. The organization is a non-profit with distinct focus and mission.

What is Astia’s mission?
Astia’s mission is to propel women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth.

How does Astia fulfil its mission?
Astia startups benefit from a global, connected community of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders. Through a proprietary and proven process and programme, Astia Advisors are paired with startups to gain access to the right expertise at the right time. The Astia model of engagement ensures for an entrepreneur-centric approach, a give-back values alignment, exceptional commitment by individuals who volunteer their time and expertise, and a clear and distinct alignment with the success of the startups.

In 2013, Astia is vastly expanding its reach by decentralising the internationally recognised programming to reach an ever increasing number of promising women-led start-ups. At the same time Astia is amplifying the opportunity for startups to access capital via Astia Angel and monthly showcases to investors in Silicon Valley, New York and London.

Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Fundraising, Non-Profit, Angel Investing


Venture Capital & Private Equity


833 Market St. Suite 605 San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Company Size
1-10 employees