5 Most Influential Indian Women in U.S.
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5 Most Influential Indian Women in U.S.

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 21 February 2012, 07:07 Hrs   |    7 Comments
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Bangalore: The achievements and outstanding performance made by Indians residing abroad make us proud of our rich Indian heritage and culture, which also encourages the younger generation to achieve greater heights in their life. Below enlisted are some of the leading Indian women personalities who have made it big in the U.S

Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi, an Indian-origin American executive who hails from Chennai is the current Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. Nooyi?s name appeared in the list of 50 women to watch in 2007 and 2008, according to a survey conducted by Wall Street Journal. She was one among Time?s list of 100 most influential people in the world and she also bagged the top position of most powerful woman in business, by a ranking done by Forbes (2009 and 2010).

According to Nooyi, ''Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that.''

Nooyi joined the company PepsiCo in the year 1994 and was appointed to the post of CFO in 2001.She rose to the position of CEO in 2007 and has been contributing a major share in the development of the company for more than a decade.

Nooyi completed graduation from Madras Christian College and post graduation in Management from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta. She began her career as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson.

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Reader's comments(7)
1: Seriously, why would Shefali be on this list. Everyone else should be included, but a fundraiser. She is basically a rich socialite who is well connected.
Posted by:jamie - 24 Mar, 2012
2: 4 out of the 5 are pretty accomplished. The one, Shefali Dugal, does not belong on this list --what exactly is her contribution to society that makes her influential? Undeserved is an understatement, when you are adding her as part of the CEO of Pepsi, a known TV personality like Padma Lakshmi, a sitting Governor, etc. Again not sure what her accomplishment is but unless you ran out of people, its undeserved and apalling. If top fundraisers are your only criteria then consider Reshman Saujani who has raised over $1M for the President, has a career on Wall Street and is now in public office. Your standards are too low on this one.
Posted by:bharti - 23 Feb, 2012
3: when you have karunanidhi-s (brahmin bashers), they can not prosper here, unless they also bat in his own field (filthy politics) like jayalalitha.
Posted by:Anon - 23 Feb, 2012
4: Isn't it amazing the 2 of the 5 women (40%) are Madras Brahmins?
Is it not ironic that they could not get opportunities in professional courses in Madras but however could excel in the international stage?

Is it India's loss or America's gain?
Posted by:kumar - 23 Feb, 2012
Posted by: - 21 Feb, 2012
6: Only heard of one of them. Didn't even knew who the other women were, but nice to know that women are trying harder too.
Posted by:Traveller - 21 Feb, 2012
7: The article covers leading women personalities in diverse fields, ranging from business and politics to entertainment.Good approach.
Posted by:gowri - 21 Feb, 2012