PepsiCo, Chairman & CEO, Indra Nooyi – Part 1 – Episode #13

This is part one of a two-part podcast with Indra Nooyi, Chairman & CEO of PepsiCo. Mrs. Nooyi is the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s promise to do what’s right for the business by doing what’s right for people and the planet.
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Indra was a product manager for Johnson & Johnson during a time when India didn’t allow companies to advertise personal products. She had to learn how to sell a product that couldn’t be marketed, and couldn’t be talked about, but was necessary.
This role stretched her beyond her imagination. She was fortunate to have mentors who believed in her and told her she could do it. Indra worked her tail off until she figured out a solution to the problem. She refused to give up because she didn’t want to disappoint the company or her family; but more importantly, she didn’t want to let herself down.
(4:26-6:57)

Have you been given a job that seemed impossible? How did you work through it?
Indra was motivated because she wanted to make her parents proud. What motivates you?

Indra had already completed several years of schooling in India (both undergraduate and graduate), and was moving up in her career when she decided to risk it all and apply to Yale’s School of Management. To her amazement, Indra’s parents agreed to send her to America.
Indra’s first few weeks in America were very difficult and she seriously considered returning to India. Fortunately, she persevered and some amazing opportunities presented themselves later on.
(6:57-8:50)

Have you ever taken a huge risk and wondered if you made the right choice?
In your experience, has persevering through a tough situations led to a greater outcome?

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