By Amanda Montgomery

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If you don't know Indra Nooyi is, you should! She has been continually ranked as one of the Top 100 most powerful women in the world. She is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo. Indra was born in India, and moved to the U.S. to finish her schooling. In 1994 she was hired by PepsiCo, and was named CFO by 2001. She has been at the forefront for many acquisitions, including: Gatorade, Tropicana, Quaker Oats, and more. Since taking over as CFO, PepsiCo's annual net profit has risen from $2.7 billion to $6.5 billion.

She has accomplished many things throughout her time at Pepsi, and most importantly she is a strong, confident, woman in power, and is not afraid to share her thoughts on it. Get inspired by these Indra Nooyi quotes, and see why she's our #WCW. 

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"Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%!"

"To be a CEO is a calling. You should not do it because it is a job. It is a calling, and you have got to be involved in it with your head, heart and hands. Your heart has got to be in the job; you got to love what you do; it consumes you. And if you are not willing to get into the CEO job that way, there is no point getting into it."

"My elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn't get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream."

"Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that."

"At the end of the day, don't forget that you're a person, don't forget you're a mother, don't forget you're a wife, don't forget you're a daughter."

"PepsiCo did not have a woman in the senior ranks, nor a foreign-born person who was willing to think differently."

"Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader."

"As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future."

"My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent."

"BlogHer is an incredibly important conference because it really taps into the power of women. It gives women an ability to do what they do - take care of the home, go to work - and, at the same time, spread their power through the power of the digital world."

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