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The Wall Street Journal reports on a speech given by PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at a conference sponsored by the paper in which she “criticized fellow corporate leaders for failing to try hard enough to increase the ranks of women in upper management.”

Nooyi reportedly suggested “the creation of a private panel of big-business chiefs. This CEO commission would publish results of corporate efforts to expand the number of senior executive women – including ‘company scorecards and metrics’ – and consider setting public targets for women's advancement.”

The Journal reports that “Nooyi also urged conference attendees to keep reinforcing the notion in their workplaces that "having women in the organization enhances your ability to make the numbers.'' She said that's especially true at Pepsi, where 30% of executives are female, and she's committed to making sure "our employee base reflects our consumer base.''
KC's View:
If women are still the primary shoppers in most American households, it can only help manufacturers and retailers to have more people in leadership ranks who get what they need and want in ways that too many guys never will. or can.