Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, one among the women to lead the global corporate giants, will step down on October 3rd this year. In 2006, Nooyi was appointed as the CEO of PepsiCo and she continued to hold the position till date. Nooyi had become a role model for millions of the Indian women who wanted to emulate her success.
She joined PepsiCo in 1994 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic planning. Since then there was no looking back in her career. She was with PepsiCo for 24 years. She is in the Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women in the world. From 2006 – 2011 and in 2013, she was in the top 10 selection.
Born in Chennai, Nooyi did her bachelor’s in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and joined IIM Calcutta to pursue post graduate programme – MBA in 1976. She began her career as product manager at Johnson and Johnson. In 1978 she joined Yale School of Management to pursue master’s degree in public and private management.
Indra Nooyi reached to millions of women with her frank and honest statement “women can’t have it all.” That bold statement was against all the statements about how to be a perfect women balancing work and personal life and fill all shoes…
List of few women leading the corporate world:
Mary Barra: Chairman and CEO, General Motors
Marillyn Hewson: Chairman, President, and CEO, Lockheed Martin
Abigail Johnson: President and CEO, Fidelity Investments
Sheryl Sandberg: COO, Facebook
Ginni Rometty: Chairman, President, and CEO, IBM
Meg Whitman: CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: Founder Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Biocon Limited