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Female PepsiCo CEO on why women CAN'T have it all, 'but you cope'
PepsiCo’s female CEO and mother-of-two told a large crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival that female professionals ‘pretend to have it all,’ but in reality that is just an illusion.
Indra K. Nooyi, 58, made the comments while being interviewed on Monday on stage at the annual summit, which was also headlined this year by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other influencers.
‘I don't think women can have it all,’ she said. ‘I just don't think so. We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all.’
She made the remarks in response to a question that stemmed from a controversial essay in The Atlantic from earlier this year titled ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’ during an interview being conducted by the magazine’s owner, David Bradley.
‘Every day you have to make a decision about whether you are going to be a wife or a mother, in fact many times during the day you have to make those decisions,’ Nooyi lamented