Indra Nooyi Second Most Powerful Woman: Fortune

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NEW YORK—PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi is the second most powerful women after General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary Barra, according to Fortune Magazine.

Fortune recently released its annual list of 50 Most Powerful Women in 2016. Nooyi is the only Indian-origin women to make the list. She was ranked second on the list in 2015 as well.

Indra Nooyi-TwitterThe list comprises 22 CEOs of major companies and many more corner office contenders across industries. The 2016 list has nine newcomers, according to Fortune.

Nooyi is now in her 10th year as CEO and  she “shows no signs of slowing down,” Fortune said.

“Investors seem to have faith that Nooyi’s push towards healthier food and drink offerings will pay off, and they like the $63 billion company’s $3 billion cost cut over the past three years too,” Fortune said.

Barra retained the Fortune’s Most Powerful Woman title in 2016.

In addition to Barra and Nooyi, the Fortune’s  top 10 most powerful women in the list includes Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin at the third place; Ginni Rometty of IBM (4th); Abigail Johnson of Fidelity Investments (5th); Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg (6th); Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (7th); General Dynamics’ Phebe Novakovic (8th); Irene Rosenfeld of Mondelez International (9th) and Safra Catz Co-CEO, Oracle at the 10th place.

Singing diva Beyonce was ranked at the 51st place as the bonus pick.



  1. For with the early humans; Men have mostly been hunters and women being gatherers. It looks to me like That trend continues even today; with Women excelling at jobs for which the Limits (upper and lower) have already been Defined. While men excelling at those jobs for which the frontiers are yet to be Explored.

    With the modern world being more Defined and relatively less Riskier to live in… Women Will in due course Take control and Command over most established sectors/fields/companies, forcing men to do the dirty job (of dealing with undefined risks and explorations).

    No Wonder that most Hackers are Men and that Women having snatched Power over well Established & top level institutions like Pepsi, Tupperware etc…!

    Remember… When a man Completed exploring an area, a modern women will quickly follow him and establish herself there (if needed even kicking him out…!).

    If you think I am wrong pl take a second look at the Indian software Industry…


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