Indra Nooyi, in conversation with Tanya Joseph: Life and Leadership

Indra Nooyi and Tanya Joseph in conversation for the Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business summit, exploring and challenging the gender stereotypes holding women entrepreneurs back from success and equality. Because we won’t wait 250+ years for women to have economic equality.

Because we won’t wait 250+ years for women to have economic equality.


Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business (9 to 19 November 2021) sought to galvanise urgent action to tackle gender stereotypes, with an incredible line-up of celebrated women entrepreneurs, high profile thought leaders on women’s economic empowerment, policymakers, academics, activists. Together, the Foundation, speakers and attendees are united by a common refusal to wait the 250+ years it is currently predicted to take for women to have economic equality with men.

Day two—”Inclusive Supply Chains: creating equal opportunities for women in supply chains “—featured Indra Nooyi, Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, in conversation with Tanya Joseph, Group Managing Director, Hill and Knowlton Strategies, and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Trustee. In this conversation, one of the world’s most trailblazing business leaders discusses the events that shaped her, balancing leadership with family, and lessons for the future of women in business.

Together, these sessions and the Foundation’s research report on the impact of gender stereotypes on women entrepreneurs set out the clear case for eradicating the gender gap in entrepreneurship and supporting women entrepreneurs, as well as identifying strong calls to action for different stakeholders at every level.