Sharon Vosmek has transformed Astia during her tenure as CEO since 2007, having previously served as COO from 2004. Under her leadership, Astia is now the pre-eminent organization working to ensure the success of high-growth startups founded and led by women. Sharon 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. She 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. Ms. 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.