Her advice to young women in business One word – curiosity.
Rock star In high school, Nooyi played in an all-girl rock band.
Early bird Nooyi graduated from business school at age 21.
Indra Nooyi has led PepsiCo’s global strategy for over a decade. In 2013, she was named the third most powerful woman in business by Fortune. Seven years running, she’s been on Forbes’ list of 100 Most Powerful Women.
Nooyi was born in India and received a BA in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from Madras Christian College and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta before moving to the US to attend the Yale School of Management. After graduating from Yale, Nooyi joined the Boston Consulting Group, then worked in strategy at Motorola and power company Asea Brown Boveri. She joined PepsiCo in 1994 and became president and CFO in 2001 before being appointed CEO in 2006.