I’d like to tell women that the glass ceiling is not as hard as the floor is sticky: Vaishali Kasturae, AWS India
Vaishali Kasturae, India leader for Strategic Projects, AWS, speaks to HerStory on how AWS is building the machine learning (ML) ecosystem in India with the AWS DeepRacer Women’s League and why more women should be encouraged to work on emerging technologies.
Vaishali Kasturae’s career spanning 25 years has seen three interesting pivots so far. She started her banking and financial services career, moved to the knowledge process outsourcing industry, and two-and-a-half years ago, entered the world of technology with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As India Leader for Strategic Projects at AWS, she is helping build the machine learning (ML) ecosystem in India and working towards a diverse workforce through initiatives like the AWS DeepRacer Women’s League – India 2021.
In a conversation with HerStory, Vaishali takes us through the League’s entry into India, the intense competition, and introducing young girls to AI. She also tells us why organizations need to play an essential role in nurturing talent and retaining them.