Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo is writing her memoir that is expected to be released later this year. Titled My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future, carries insight and a call-to-action from one of the world’s most-admired business leaders on how our society can really blend work and family – and advance women – in the twenty-first century.
Nooyi, who was born in Madras and graduated from Madras Christian College, studied management at IIM Calcutta before moving to Yale University in the US for a master’s degree.
Indra Nooyi Memoir : In the book, she shares the events that have shaped her life and her vision of how they relate to our world now.
From her childhood and college days in India in the 1960s and ’70s, to business school in Calcutta and at Yale as an immigrant, to her ascent as a rare female consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and as a corporate strategist who soon leapt into the senior executive ranks at Motorola and ASEA Brown Boveri. The book also offers an intimate look inside PepsiCo, detailing how Nooyi steered the iconic American company toward healthier products and reinvented its environmental profile without curbing financial performance – despite resistance at every turn.
About the book, Indra Nooyi says: ‘As I wrote My Life in Full, I saw how my own story relates to our evolving global economy and how it may inform our progress on better integrating work and family in the years ahead. I hope this book inspires business leaders, policymakers and all women and men passionate about easing the work-and-family burden to come together and create change.’
My Life in Full includes Nooyi’s unvarnished Nooyi’s unvarnished take on the competing pressures on her attention and time, and what she learned as a leader along the way.
My Life in Full will be published in the US by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, and in the UK by Piatkus Books, an imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group, a division of Hachette, alongside Hachette India in India.