Episode 43

Sharon Vosmek on Actionable Inclusion

Apr 25, 2022

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by economist Sharon Vosmek, CEO and Managing Partner of Astia Fund, to talk about how growing up in Ethiopia, Thailand, and Honduras helped form her life-long focus on actionable inclusion, why she resisted and then recently embraced the label of “Impact Investor”, how access to venture capital for those typically shut out is essential to rapid GDP growth, and much more.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
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#43 - Sharon Vosmek on Actionable Inclusion
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Sharon Vosmek
CEO and Managing Partner of Astia Fund
Sharon Vosmek leads Astia as CEO in its mission to level the investment playing field for entrepreneurial teams with women leaders, connecting the right investors to the right entrepreneurs at the right time. A highly sought-after speaker, Ms. Vosmek has spoken at the United Nations, the Milken Institute’s Global Conference and California Summit, and given lectures at numerous universities on the topic of building inclusive ecosystems, most notably at Stanford and MIT. She was also invited to participate in The White House Women’s Entrepreneurship Conference; the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and in 2011, she as a US Delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit.

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