FROM HELMING PepsiCo at the peak of her career to highlighting several key causes such as gender diversity at the workplace, and better care facilities for senior citizens and children, Indra Nooyi continues to be an influential voice in the corporate world and beyond.
Nooyi will be the guest at the Express e-Adda on Thursday. The e-Adda is a series of informal interactions organised byGroup and features those at the centre of change.
Nooyi, 66, helmed PepsiCo for 12 years before stepping down as its CEO in 2018, one of the few women — also the first woman of colour and an immigrant — to run a Fortune 500 company. She has been consistently ranked on the Forbes’ list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.
In her recently released memoir, ‘My Life in Full: Work, Family, And Our Future’, she detailed the pressures of being a woman, mother and global corporate head —and how she drew on her own background to help her company improve its relationships with communities and the environment. She also focused on the importance that organisational support plays in the lives of working women.
Nooyi graduated from Madras Christian College and studied management at IIM-Calcutta before moving to Yale University in the US for a master’s degree.
At the e-Adda, Nooyi will be in conversation with Shyamal Majumdar, Editor, The Financial Express, and Vandita Mishra, National Opinion Editor, The Indian Express.
Previous guests at the e-Adda, as these discussions moved online during the pandemic, include Infosys Non-Executive Chairman Nandan Nilekani, Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and Kotak Mahindra Bank MD & CEO Uday Kotak.