Published On : Tue, Apr 26th, 2016

Pepsi Co CEO Indra Nooyi has a message for all working women


At the world summit in New York, Indira Nooyi, CEO, Pepsi Co said, “We need to help each other more” and regretted the fact that women don’t help each other enough in the work place.

At the event co-hosted by Norah O’ Donnell of CBS in the presence of Annie-Marrie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America Foundation, She talked about a number of issues that affect the modern working women in the work place.

She said, “I will give you an example. This is from my own experience at Pepsi Co. Many times we’re in a presentation and the guy is giving a presentation, not going so well, so we call a break. They go to the men’s room. ‘Hey Bill, that was awful, your presentation. Fix it man. Don’t gesture so much’. Little fist bump, they come back and Bill’s doing fine. ”

The Pepsi Co CEO also talked about her working experience and regretted the way she has been treated in the work places. She said, “It is tough to get entry into the boy’s club, we became all the gate keepers in the shopping experience, because if you don’t have women, you don’t have business. People often interacted with words like honey, sweety, babe, I hate to hear such words.”

Nooyi talked about the ‘Women Revolution’, where men and women will be treated equally and she said the women from every corner of the society have to finish the business, referring to the unfinished business of work life balance.

“We never talked about how can society, government, company and families help women to complete the revolution. It is time to figure out how we can help each other way more than we are today.” she added.