My Life in Full


Work, Family, and Our Future

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The much-anticipated and inspiring memoir by Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo, offering clear-eyed insight and a call to action for how our society can really blend work and family – and advance women – in the twenty-first century.For more than a dozen years as one of the world’s most admired CEOs, Indra Nooyi redefined what it means to be an exceptional leader. The first woman, person of colour, and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company – and one of the foremost strategic thinkers of our time – Nooyi transformed PepsiCo with a unique vision, a vigorous pursuit of excellence, and a deep sense of purpose. Now, in a rich memoir brimming with grace, grit, and good humour, My Life in Full offers a first-hand view of a legendary career and the sacrifices it so often demanded.In her book, Nooyi shares the events that shaped her – from her childhood in 1960s India, to the Yale School of Management, to her rise as a consultant and corporate strategist who soon leaped into the executive ranks. The book offers a thrilling look inside PepsiCo, detailing how she steered the iconic American company toward healthier products and reinvented its environmental profile without curbing financial performance – despite bias and resistance at every turn. Even more remarkable, at the same time Nooyi was able to build a home with her husband, also a high-powered executive, two daughters, and members of their extended family. My Life in Full includes her unvarnished take on the trade-offs and emotions of the competing pressures on her attention and time. Nooyi’s journey has inspired young women everywhere to believe that they, too, can climb to powerful roles without giving up on the desire for a family and children. But, as she eloquently argues, her story is not a call for women to simply try harder, but is instead proof of the importance of organized care structures to women’s professional success. Nooyi makes a clear, actionable, urgent call for business and government to prioritize the care ecosystem, from skilled care networks to zoning policy, to paid leave, each so critical to unleashing the economy’s full potential and helping families thrive. Generous, authoritative, and grounded in lived experience, My Life in Full is both the story of an extraordinary leader’s life, and a moving tribute to the relationships that created it. ]]>