Rabindra Dhungel, 12 september 2020. She was born in Madras, India (now Chennai) to a middle-class family with traditional thinking. But, the nature was rebellious. At that time, it was believed that Indian women were or should be introverted housewives. But she thought differently. She always challenged social values and beliefs. And, she used to fight with the contractors of the society.
After completing her Masters, she struggled a lot. He didn’t even have a new suit to wear in the interview. She wore the same suit in each interview, and failed each time.
She was a very ambitious girl. And, she believed that her talents should be fully utilized. So when she studied at Madras Christian College, she joined the women’s cricket team and became a guitarist in a women’s rock band.
She and her sister were raised by their mother. His mother used to ask him, “What do you do when you grow up?” So she worked hard to win the prize by answering her mother as best she could.
From an early age of hard work and commitment, she enrolled in India’s prestigious Andean Institute of Management. There she completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management. And, she started looking for a job to make the most of her talent.
Today, the world knows him as Indra Noiko, chairman and chief executive officer of Pepsi, the world’s second-largest food and beverage company.
Indra now has a net worth of 140 million. She earns about 20 million a year. And, she is constantly being listed as one of the most powerful women in the world. Fortune ranks her third on the list of the world’s most powerful business women. Forbes ranked her 15th most powerful woman in the world.
The Indian President has conferred on him the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award. Outgoing US President Barack Obama has appointed him to the US-India CEO Forum.
Indra started this journey from a British textile company called ‘Total’. After a short stint there, she worked for two years as a product manager at Johnson & Johnson and Mitur Beardsell.
There is an interesting context in Johnson & Johnson. As soon as she started working for the company, the company started producing women’s health related products. These products were first introduced in India.
However, in India at that time, the promotion of women’s personal health care products was banned. This was a big challenge even for an experienced marketing executive. However, Indra accepted the challenge. And, she achieved incredible success.
Meanwhile, one day Indra was playing with a magazine. It contained an article about the Faculty of Management at Yale University in the United States. With the help of her friends, she reluctantly filled out the application. And, not only was she admitted, she also received a scholarship. While studying at Yale, Indra also worked as a night receptionist.
Indra Noi and capable women like her are not exceptional women but an image of the inherent potential of the entire human race.
After completing her Masters from Yale, she struggled a lot. He didn’t even have a new suit to wear in the interview. She wore the same suit in each interview, and failed each time.