Indra Nooyi, A Woman of Substance

In a world where gender discrimination exists, here comes the story of a woman who has achieved the top position.

Indra Nooyi, CEO Pepsi Co has written a success story that has proven that no matter who you are or where you come from, if you have a dream then all you need is the will and determination to achieve it.

She is the current chairperson and CFO of Pepsi. According to Forbes, she is consistently ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women. Indra Nooyi is an inspiring lady indeed to millions of young girls who fight their own battles everyday at work places.If that isn’t real success I don’t know what it is.

Indra Nooyi, was born on 28th October, 1955, into a conservative Tamil family in Madras, India (capital city of Tamil Nadu, currently known as Chennai). Her father used to work at the State Bank of Hyderabad. Her mother had a very important role in making her what she is today. Every night at dinner her mother would present a world problem to her and her sister and have them compete to solve it as if they were a President or Prime Minister.

She did her schooling and Bachelors degree in Madras and then Post graduated from the very prestigious ‘Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta’. She then persuaded her masters degree from ‘Yale School of Management’.

She learned early on in her life to be who she really was and express herself for how she really felt.Reaching the top position can be a difficult task for a non-American, and that too a woman. But she achieved it with total Grace and Poise. She struggled and dealt with all the emotional, social and cultural biases that are common in any work place. Being a working woman is no an easy task.

Yet, she has proved that she can be a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a successful working woman, a woman to be considered. She has followed a unique leadership style in which she writes reports to the parents of employees who perform exceedingly well. Ms. Nooyi appreciates the support of the families, she believes that for any woman, her family and people one loves are the foundation of success.

Here are some powerful quotes from the powerful lady herself to inspire few other women like her:

“The resume (that we women business leaders have) may be impressive, but what’s missing in the resume are the heartaches, the pain, trade-offs and disappointments.”
“I’m sure a glass ceiling exists, but it’s both transparent and fragile so you can break it”

“A woman is a powerhouse through which she empowers people with powerfulness which makes them powerfully powering with absolute power.”

“I’m sure a glass ceiling exists, but it’s both transparent and fragile so you can break it.”

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