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Indra Nooyi, Energizer Bunny

It has been years of hard work and perseverance, with 20-hour work days for Nooyi, and she says that she has thus effectively worked for the equivalent of 160 years!

Coming from a conservative family where girls marry at the age of 18, it was tough for Nooyi to convince her mother to let her go abroad. When Nooyi told her mother about her decision to pursue further studies in the US, her mother said she would fast until death. A supportive grandfather helped her get out of the difficult situation. My grandfather, “reassured me that he would take care of me if my mom died,” Nooyi said.

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Written by maald

April 1, 2009 at 3:57 am

Posted in Great People

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