Goooooo, H&N businesswomen!! Though there were only two on Forbes‘ 50 Most Powerful Women list, it’s okay because they were both in the Top Ten, and one was actually THE most powerful! Congratulations to Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of Pepsico!! Second year in a row!!!
2006 rank: 1
All the arrows are pointing in the right direction, with revenues ($35.1 billion), operating profits ($6.4 billion), and earnings per share ($3) all rising strongly last year. The 2001 Quaker Foods acquisition, in which Nooyi played a key role, is working out well, and Pepsi International, a priority for the company and a particular interest for the Indian-born Nooyi, is coming on strong too; its revenues rose 14%, to $13 billion, and operating profits rose 21%, to $1.9 billion. Oh, and in May, Nooyi added the title of chairman to her own portfolio.