Nooyi honored at KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit for being a trailblazing business leader


– KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, presented trailblazing business leader and New York Times bestselling author Indra Nooyi with the 2022 KPMG Inspire Greatness Award at today’s KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, where she served as a keynote speaker.

As one of the world’s most admired business leaders, Nooyi became the first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company when she was appointed CEO of PepsiCo in 2006. During her time as Chairman and CEO, Nooyi reinvented PepsiCo’s environmental profile, diversified its product portfolio and positioned the company for growth. In her New York Times bestselling memoir, My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future, Nooyi documents her childhood in 1960s India, her rise as a corporate consultant and strategist, and her journey into the C-Suite.

“To say Indra Nooyi inspires greatness is an understatement. Throughout her illustrious career, she has time and again redefined what leadership looks like,” said Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO. “We are excited to recognize Indra with this award and we celebrate her for paving the way for future generations of women from all backgrounds to succeed.”

“It’s an honor to receive the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award,” said Nooyi. “My hope is that aspiring leaders from all walks of life can see themselves in my story and be inspired to achieve their full potential.” 

Aligned with the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship’s goal of elevating women in business and golf, the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award is presented each year to an industry visionary who has exemplified a personal commitment to the community to empower future generations of women, and who recognizes golf as a relationship development tool. Previous honorees of the KPMG Inspire Greatness Award include film director Patty Jenkins; award-winning journalist Robin Roberts; soccer star Mia Hamm; retired Four-Star U.S. Navy Adm. Michelle Howard; former IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty; LPGA legend and entrepreneur Annika Sorenstam; and 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Recipients are selected by the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit advisory council with the support of the PGA of America and the LPGA Tour. The KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, now in its eighth year, continues to build a pipeline of women leaders on the path to the C-suite. Through high-impact leadership development content, access to today’s top leaders, and year-long networking opportunities, KPMG aims to provide support to these women as they advance in their careers. 


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