Vaishali Kasture on Running the Distance of Earth & Setting Benchmarks Whilst Being Kind

In this latest episode of TalkCXOLife, we present Vaishali Kasture, the first Indian Woman to complete running all the World Major Marathons. You might imagine her as a mean athletic machine to have been some kind of sports buff all her life to have run an excess of 70,000 km nearly twice the distance of the equator! But this petite lady with an iron will and a tender heart took to running well into her thirties, having spent her time pursuing academic excellence, a challenging career, leading organizations at various capacities in male-dominated domains like finance and technology. As a part of the Amazon Web Services India leadership team, she is currently Helping B2B startups achieve scale and impact globally.

Part 1/5 : The Balancing Act of an Equatorial Runner

In this candid conversation with Sunayana Nair, Editor, CXO Life, Vaishali shares her love for running, which she took to like a fish takes to water, even if it was much later in life, nevertheless gifting her the chance to explore her third dimension. Running she says provides her with much food for the soul. She particularly mentions significant milestones of her life, how she discovered running and went on to run the distance of the earth. She mentions how within the first two runs she knew for certain that she would love to do this the rest of her life.

Part 2/5 – Formative Years & The Runner’s Physiology

In this candid conversation with Sunayana Nair, Editor, CXO Life,  Vaishali shares her love for running, which she took to like a fish takes to water, even if it was much later in life, nevertheless gifting her the chance to explore her third dimension. Vaishali speaks specifically about her perspectives and personal derivations from amateur running. She also delves into her formative years, brought up in a Maharashtrian household, the strong influence of her father who pushed her to take a ‘hard career’ and how that encouragement and confidence has shaped her values and passions today. 

Part 3/5 – The Quirks & Musings of a Gritty Runner

Vaishali delves on the runner’s quirks – favorite pairs of shoes, the ritual before the race, how we ought to give a medal its due, how running has helped her professionally and otherwise. 

Part 4/5 – Setting Benchmarks & Breaking Stereotypes

So, do you know of anyone who has run the distance of the earth? And is close to doing so twice over? Well, that is Vaishali Kasture for you. The first Indian Woman to complete running all the World Major Marathons. You might imagine her as a mean athletic machine to have been some kind of sports buff all her life to have run an excess of 70,000 km! But this petite lady with an iron will and a tender heart took to running well into her thirties, having spent her time pursuing academic excellence, a challenging career, leading organizations at various capacities in male-dominated domains like finance and technology. She is currently part of the Amazon Web Services Leadership team. 

In this candid conversation with Sunayana Nair, Vaishali shares her love for running, which she took to like a fish takes to water, even if it was much later in life, nevertheless gifting her the chance to explore her third dimension.
She also touches upon her upbringing in a Maharashtrian household.
Happy Listening!

Part 5/5 – CXOFunFacts with Vaishali Kasture

So, do you know of anyone who has run the distance of the earth? And is close to doing so twice over? Well, that is Vaishali Kasture for you. The first Indian Woman to complete running all the World Major Marathons. You might imagine her as a mean athletic machine to have been some kind of sports buff all her life to have run an excess of 70,000 km! But this petite lady with an iron will and a tender heart took to running well into her thirties, having spent her time pursuing academic excellence, a challenging career, leading organizations at various capacities in male-dominated domains like finance and technology. She is currently part of the Amazon Web Services Leadership team. 
In this segment, we explore some fun facts about Vaishali Kasture.
Happy Listening!

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