C3E 2013: Creating a Sustainable Culture of Innovation, Sharon Vosmek

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Creating a Sustainable Culture of Innovation
Sharon Vosmek, @Vosmek, @astiaglobal
Chief Executive Officer
Astia
Keynote

Ms. 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 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 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.

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.

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