Tag: PepsiCo

IBM has appointed Virginia Rometty as its first female chief executive in its 100-year history, Daniel Hadlow writes. (more…)

The world’s top businesswoman is Indian – PepsiCo’s Chennai-born chief, Indra Nooyi – and there are six more executives from India in the top 50, as many as from China, and fewer than only the US.

But Indian glee should be tempered. When it comes to bringing women into the workplace; China does a much better job. According to Credit Suisse, two-thirds of Chinese women are economically active – compared with only one-third of Indian women. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Last week, the FT reported on research by Spencer Stuart, an executive search company, into the diversity of S&P 500 company boards.

According to the research, over the last five years the top 500 US companies have not significantly increased the representation of women on their executive boards, with one in five companies continuing to be all-male bastions. (more…)

Liz Bolshaw

Last week I interviewed Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo – the most consistently highly ranked woman chief executive on the planet. We talked about the impact of her paternal grandfather: his expectation that his grandchildren would achieve exceptional results, and the imperative of working as hard as necessary to do an outstanding job. (more…)

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