Indra Nooyi’s candour about the challenges faced by female leaders will be missed

In 2014, at an event in Aspen, Indra Nooyi did something few women in her position have done. She spoke, with extraordinary candour, about the struggle of balancing her family life with her job as CEO and chairman of one of the world’s biggest consumer goods companies.

The constant guilt, the outsourcing of parenting duties to patient PAs and the appeasing of a neglected (and at times resentful) spouse: here was a warts-and-all account of female leadership that felt a million miles from the ‘having it all’ narrative that’s so often pushed.

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