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“We still have to have equal treatment. I hate being called sweetie or honey at times which I still am called,” said Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi.
“We still have to have equal treatment. I hate being called sweetie or honey at times which I still am called,” said Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo.
We often assume that after heading one of the world’s largest consumer product companies for nearly a decade and doubling up the company’s revenue in her tenure; after rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the industry and beyond; after being consistently named in the Forbes list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women for her successful career at PepsiCo; office-wide respect and gender equality would be given.
But unfortunately it seems that successful leadership doesn’t necessarily lead to equal treatment for women in the workplace.
The cola giant CEO discussed the challenges she had to face as a female in charge at Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, 2016. She remarked that one of the toughest hurdle for her to overcome was not being treated equally by her male colleagues, despite being who she is today.
Take a look at the video of this inspirational woman who said that despite the gender disparity at the workplace she ‘clawed’ her way up and that is what we all have to do. As a woman we need to help other women to climb up the ladder too.
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As he stood in front of his door, Nishant prayed that his wife would be in a better mood. The baby thing was tearing them apart. When was the last time he had seen his wife smile?
Veena got into the lift. It was a festival day, and the space was crammed with little children dressed in bright yellow clothes, wearing fancy peacock feather crowns, and carrying flutes. Janmashtami gave her the jitters. She kept her face down, refusing to socialize with anyone.
They had moved to this new apartment three months ago. The whole point of shifting had been to get away from the ruthless questioning by ‘well-wishers’.
“You have been married for ten years! Why no child yet?”
I huffed, puffed and panted up the hill, taking many rest breaks along the way. My calf muscles pained, my heart protested, and my breathing became heavy at one stage.
“Let’s turn back,” my husband remarked. We stood at the foot of Shravanbelagola – one of the most revered Jain pilgrimage centres. “We will not climb the hill,” he continued.
My husband and I were vacationing in Karnataka. It was the month of May, and even at the early hour of 8 am in the morning, the sun scorched our backs. After visiting Bangalore and Mysore, we had made a planned stop at this holy site in the Southern part of the state en route to Hosur. Even while planning our vacation, my husband was very excited at the prospect of visiting this place and the 18 m high statue of Lord Gometeshwara, considered one of the world’s tallest free-standing monolithic statues.
What we hadn’t bargained for was there would be 1001 granite steps that needed to be climbed to have a close-up view of this colossal magic three thousand feet above sea level on a hilltop. It would be an understatement to term it as an arduous climb.
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