Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born on October 28, 1955 in Madras, India. She came to the United States at the age of sixteen to study at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. After her studies, she moved to the United States and got a job with Motorola as an international management trainee. Eventually, she joined the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she rose through the ranks until she became a manager of the corporate strategy division in 1986. Indra Nooyi’s Impact on Pepsi
|Born||October 28, 1955 (age 66) Madras, Madras State, India|
(now Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
|Education||University of Madras (BS)|
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (MBA)
Yale University (MS)
|Known for||Former CEO of PepsiCo|
|Spouse(s)||Raj Nooyi (m. 1981)|
|Relatives||Chandrika Tandon (sister)|
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Work Hard, Play Hard
Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico Inc., has worked hard to get where she is today. Her journey started when she was a student studying economics at Madras Christian College in Chennai, India. She was drawn to academics and received her bachelor’s degree with highest honors in 1977. Four years later, she enrolled at Yale University where she earned her MBA. In 2001, Indira K.
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish
Indira Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi joined PepsiCo in 1994 as senior vice president of corporate strategy and strategic planning. In 2001, she became president and chief financial officer (CFO), a position she held until 2006, when she was named CEO, becoming one of only four female CEOs among Fortune 500 companies.
Having A Big Vision Is Great But Have A Roadmap
Everyone loves a great vision, but it’s no good if there’s no clear way to execute it. Before you set out to change your industry, think through how you’re going to achieve your big goals. Do your homework and make sure that you know exactly what needs to happen in order for you to get where you want. Then start figuring out how each of those steps will play out.
Let Go Of The Control
When you’re leading a big company, it can be tempting to want to manage everything and make all of your own decisions. In most cases, though, you have plenty of employees who are more than capable of making important decisions for their areas. Creating a culture where people feel empowered to run with ideas and not rely on you will ultimately make your business more successful.
Not Everyone Will Like You. Get Over It.
One of my favorite phrases is a quote from Teddy Roosevelt: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; . . .who spends himself in a worthy cause;. Always be yourself but have thick skin. Embrace your differences as gifts. Focus on helping people appreciate your strengths, not minimizing them.
Show Some Empathy. Don’t Just Fire People
Give Back To Others
Indra Nooyi believes strongly in giving back to society and is a staunch supporter of women’s rights. She supports numerous charities that help girls and women find equality in poverty-stricken countries around the world. Some of her favorite organizations include Junior Achievement, CARE, Social Innovations for Poverty Action (SIPA), Vital Voices Global Partnership, Girls Not Brides, The Hunger Project and many more…………..