Rhonda Vetere is a woman to watch if you want to improve your fitness and surpass goals. Her life as a global technology leader and high-performance athlete inspires and transforms lives around the world.
She is a global C-suite executive, world-renowned STEM activist and high-performance athlete. She is also the author of Grit & Grind. the ultimate guide to "living the extraordinary life". t to mention, Vetere was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology and one of the Most Influential Businesswomen in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2019 and 2020.
Known as an internationally highly regarded endurance athlete, Vetere has completed 92 races, including multiple Ironman 70.3s, and was crowned Ironman Bronze All-World Athlete for her performance in the top ten percent of her age group in both the 2018 and 2019 racing seasons.
If you don't know what an Ironman is, just know that it's not an activity that you can master in your free time over the weekend. It's a grueling one-day race covering a total of 70.3 miles, combining a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile marathon. So far, Vetere has completed 14 Ironman events.
And when she's not traveling the world teaching and inspiring others in technology, Vetere makes time (doesn't find it) to mentor Olympic athletes, Navy SEALs, and others while training for multiple races. In 2022, Vetere went further and founded Aligned Alliance and took to the streets with a team of eight for Race Across America (RAAM), a 3,070-mile bike race from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, MD.
Next on Vetere's schedule
In 2023, Rhonda Vetere will compete in a handful of Ironman 70.3 events including the St. George 70.3 Ironman. In addition, she has a 55-mile long-distance run and multiple marathons on her books, including her seventh straight year when she ran the New York City Marathon.
So how does she do it? How does she reconcile work, private life and athletic training consistently and successfully? Vetere explains the connection between STEM and sport and shares her top tips for staying on track.
The connection between sport and STEM
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is one of Vetere's passions as she sees an insightful connection between STEM and sport. "There are positive correlations between the mindset in STEM, athletics and the business world," says Vetere. "In technology, we're always turning around, adapting, innovating, reverse engineering, correlating, problem-solving, creating, and focusing on an end goal," she explains. Similar to sports.
Vetere knows this relationship and practices it every day. As a leading female technology leader and global STEM advocate, Vetere is committed to using her platform through esports to showcase what it takes to lead in the C-suite day-to-day and how specific athletic skills translate directly into let these environments transfer .
How Rhonda Vetere conquers everything
When it comes to training and preparing for races, vetere is in the business. Plan her race event schedule over a year in advance so she can overlay her work demands, fitness regimen and other important life milestones on the calendar.
Once the marathon, Ironman 70.3 and race schedules are out, Vetere plans her year accordingly, including her training and diet. Vetere gives 100 percent to succeed in both business and sport and knows how to stay focused.
Here's a close look at her engagement and how she's staying the course.