Exceptional Leader: Indra Nooyi

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“No economy can succeed without tapping the incredible potential of women” Indra Nooyi  –  Former CEO of PepsiCo.

Indra Nooyi, who served as CEO of PepsiCo for 12 years until her retirement in 2018, has been one of the only immigrants and women of color to run a Fortune 500 company.

Born and brought up in India, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from Madras Christian College in 1974, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1976. She was admitted to Yale School of Management in 1978 and earned a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management.

Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 and became Chief Financial Officer in 2001. She was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. As part of this program, PepsiCo is focusing on delivering sustained growth by making healthier and more nutritious products, limiting their environmental footprint, and protecting the planet, and empowering their associates and people in the communities they serve.

Please see these inspiring links for her advice on achieving a successful career:

Indra Nooyi On Being One Of The Longest-Serving Female CEOs

Indra Nooyi: “No economy can succeed without tapping the ‘incredible potential of women”