Women should be respected as individuals : Indra Nooyi

INTIAi-nooyiPepsiCo’s NRI CEO Indra Nooyi says she hates being called ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey’ as women should be respected as individuals and not addressed by such names.

Ms Noooyi who spoke at the Women In the World Summit presented by journalist and author Tina Brown in association with the New York Times, says ‘We all have to have equal treatment, and be treated as executives or people rather than honey, sweetie, babe. This has to change’.

She said ‘women have clawed their way into the workplace by getting degrees, good grades in school, which made male counterparts take note. We also need parity in pay that we are still fighting for’.

She also said women do not help other women in the workplace as much as they should and she asked women to make sisterhood more strong. Also women assume feedback from women means something is wrong but if that same feedback came from men we are willing to accept it or worse still we don’t give the feedback to women the way we should.

Nooyi who is among the most powerful and influential business women in the world said companies and individuals have not yet talked about the ‘big revolution’ of how societies, governments, companies and families help women as they give birth, take care of young children and aging parents and at the same time manage a career.