Meet the team that's moving mindsets.

We have a team of entrepreneurs, connectors and investors in each of our locations and a board of trustees that helps us to reach our mission. In every region, we've also built strong networks of exceptional advisors, who coach the co-founding teams and help them succeed. We have all joined Astia because we're truly passionate about supporting female founders to build amazing companies.

Astia Team

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Angela Holter

Managing Director, Astia Angels

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James Howarth

Intern

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Mary McDougall

Vice President

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Sharon Vosmek

CEO and Managing Director, Astia Fund

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Victoria Pettibone

Managing Director, Astia Fund

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Cheryl Contee

Senior Advisor

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Jill Greenwald

Program Manager, Astia Angels

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Megan Watkins Harris

Director of Development

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Silvia Restelli

CTO in Residence

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Evie Mulberry

Managing Director, Astia Fund

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Joukje (Jo) Baur

Managing Director, Astia Angels

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Omar Ali

CFO

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Terence Craig

Senior Advisor (fmr Managing Director, Astia)

Board of Trustees

Larry Bettino

Director,

TD Ameritrade

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Karen Clark

Managing Director, Union Square Investments

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Aitua Ekhaese

 Managing Partner,

North Hill Advisory Partners 

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Margaret H. Kavalaris 

Founder &

Chief Legal Officer,

TerViva

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Priya Mathur

Past President of the Board at California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) 2003-2019

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Surbhi Sarna

Founder & CEO,

nVision Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific)

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Jeanne Sullivan

Founder,

StarVest Partners

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Sharon Vosmek

CEO, Astia​

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Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD, MBA

EXXclaim Capital

Astia Emeritus Board Member

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Robert Kornegay

Partner,

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Legal Counsel

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Catherine Muther

Three Guineas Fund

Founder, Astia

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Astia Fund Advisory Committee

Ruth Owades

Serial entrepreneur and founder of Calyx & Carolla; aiLeadership Council at r4 Technologies

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Karin Rotem-Wildeman, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, LIVEKINDLY Collective; former Head of R&D, Godiva; past Senior VP, PepsiCo

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Karen Edwards

Past CEO, SoapAI;

co-founder, Common Sense Media; former Head of Marketing, Yahoo

Past Interns

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Dominique Keefe

"Interning at Astia, I had the opportunity to speak with entrepreneurs, attend pitches, complete investment memos and meet Astia's investor members.  Astia was a fantastic introduction to venture capital for me, and a unique opportunity to combine that with my passion for elevating women founders. " 

"Interning at Astia, I had the opportunity to speak with entrepreneurs, attend pitches, complete investment memos and meet Astia's investor members.  Astia was a fantastic introduction to venture capital for me, and a unique opportunity to combine that with my passion for elevating women founders. " 

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Chi Achebe

"Astia is not just an angel network and fund. It's a community with a values-driven culture, which is the foundation of any organization that is built to last. The group is very invested, both monetarily and in a concerted effort, in increasing the diversity of their portfolio and the ecosystem as a whole. Astia is an organization that truly walks the walk."

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Dylan Berkenfeld

 "My time with Astia Angels was incredibly rewarding. As my first exposure to the venture and investing world, Astia Angels offered me a holistic viewpoint into the way to run an organization. From due diligence to investment decisions and everything in between, Victoria and team were efficient, effective and successful."