Currently, 27 percent of senior executives at PepsiCo are women, and 36 percent are people of color, according to a roadmap of the company’s 10-year professional goals.
One reason why corporate executive ranks do not match the general population is because there are not adequate policies to support women after they enter the workforce, she said.
Indeed, the U.S. is one of the only developed nations in the world that does not have a paid maternity leave policy.
Nooyi went home at 10 p.m. (an early night for her) excited to tell her family the good news, but before she could, her mother told her to go back out and buy some milk. When Nooyi asked why her mother hadn’t sent her husband on the errand, she said he was tired and that Nooyi best not forget that president or not, she would always be the wife, the daughter and the mother when she came home.
Nooyi used some parenting hacks to manage being an executive and a mom, but it was never perfect, she said. For example, when her daughter called the office wanting to play video games, Nooyi had her secretary make sure her homework was done first.