At Ad Astra Ventures, we know that you want to be a powerhouse founder who is seen and heard. In order to do that, you must leverage your unique skills as a leader. The problem is, many of the leadership qualities women possess are overlooked and undervalued, which makes us feel like we don’t belong. We believe women don’t have to behave like their male counterparts to succeed, and that includes the way they scale and fund their companies. Having spent decades in startups, venture, corporate America and academia, we know what it feels like to be excluded because of our gender. This is why we’ve set out to change the status quo. We have turned our passion for empowering women into a startup growth experience, and since 2018, have trained more than 70 founders to spot and neutralize implicit bias, unleash their badassery and get noticed.