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Indra Nooyi's mantras for success

September 12, 2008

She's No. 3 on Forbes' list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. In the same list, US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice ranks at No. 7, Sonia Gandhi is at No. 21, Hillary Clinton at No. 28, Oprah Winfrey at 36, Queen Elizabeth at 58, and Mayawati at 59. The only other Indian businesswoman on the list is Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at No. 99.

Yes, we are talking about the incredible Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, chairman, PepsiCo, who the top-ranked corporate chief on this list

Forbes has named her the top-paid female CEO in the United States; Nooyi's total annual package was a whopping $14.7 million, with a cash pay of $4.9 million.

The PepsiCo chairperson has also been listed among the world's 100 most influential people.

Incidentally, Nooyi, who was appointed the cola giant's chairperson in May 2007 -- she was earlier president and CEO -- was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007.

Here are some words of wisdom from a business woman whom Time magazine has described as a 'world class leader.' Read on . . . . . .

Compiled by Rediff Business Desk

Image: PepsiCo's chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi arrives at Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World dinner in New York. | Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

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