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Indra Nooyi ’80MPPM

It’s hard to find a woman higher on the ladder of success than Yale trustee Indra Nooyi ’80MPPM, chair and CEO of Pepsico since 2006. Fortune magazine calls her the most powerful woman in business. Last year, Forbes ranked her as the fifth most powerful woman in the world.

OK, OK, we’re impressed. But we bet this is the one she’s really been waiting for: Nooyi was recently selected as one of the inaugural inductees to the Chief Mommy Officer Hall of Fame. As the mother of two daughters (24 and 15), she is one of ten women being recognized because they have “achieved greatness in their respective careers while simultaneously maintaining their roles as exemplary mothers.” We should add that the hall of fame is pretty much a publicity gimmick for a company that sells “chief mommy officer” and “chief daddy officer” T-shirts online. But, as millions of mothers have been known to say at this time of year, it’s the thought that counts.

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