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

Karin Rotem-Wildeman, PhD

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

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Ruth Owades

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

Karen Edwards

Past CEO, SoapAI;

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

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Past Interns

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. " 

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."

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." 

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