Hachette India will be publishing the memoir of Indra Nooyi, the trailblazing former CEO of PepsiCo, on 28 September 2021. The much-anticipated memoir, titled My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future, offers insight and a call-to-action from one of the world’s most-admired business leaders on how our society can really blend work and family – and advance women – in the twenty-first century.
My Life in Full will be published in the US by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group. In the UK by Piatkus Books, an imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group, a Hachette division, alongside Hachette India in India.
Born in Madras and graduated from Madras Christian College, Nooyi studied management at IIM Calcutta before moving to Yale University in the US for a master’s degree. In the book, she shares the events that have shaped her life and her vision of how they relate to our world now – from her childhood and college days in India in the 1960s and ’70s to business school in Calcutta and at Yale as an immigrant, to her ascent as a rare female consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and as a corporate strategist who soon leaped into the senior executive ranks at Motorola and ASEA Brown Boveri. The book also offers an intimate look inside PepsiCo, detailing how Nooyi steered the iconic American company toward healthier products and reinvented its environmental profile without curbing financial performance – despite resistance at every turn.
My Life in Full includes Nooyi’s unvarnished take on the competing pressures on her attention and time and what she learned as a leader along the way.
Thomas Abraham, Managing Director, Hachette India, says, ‘We are delighted to be publishing Indra Nooyi’s book, which will undoubtedly be the Book of the Year. This is that unusual book that works at so many levels – as a celebration of an extraordinary life, as an emotional memoir, a riveting business book, a manifesto for women’s empowerment, as a path-finder for family and work-life balance – and, unsurprisingly, given her amazing talent, it is truly inspirational across all those levels.’
‘Indra Nooyi’s memoir is that rare book that is at once a thrilling business narrative, an inspirational guide to effective leadership, an empowering treatise for women of all ages, and a reflection on the importance of family. Our privilege at Hachette India is to be its publishers in the Indian Subcontinent, where it will be of special significance to a wide range of readers,’ said Poulomi Chatterjee, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Hachette India.
About the book, Indra Nooyi says, ‘As I wrote My Life in Full, I saw how my own story relates to our evolving global economy and how it may inform our progress on better integrating work and family in the years ahead. I hope this book inspires business leaders, policymakers, and all women and men passionate about easing the work-and-family burden to come together and create change.’
Indra Nooyi is one of the world’s foremost business visionaries and a groundbreaker in global business as a woman of Indian origin and immigrant who led an iconic American company that operates in 200 countries. A revered corporate strategist, she is also a sought-after advisor to entrepreneurs, executives, and governments. As Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of PepsiCo from 2006 to 2018, she was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s mission to deliver sustained growth by making more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves.
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