Greenwich Historical Society to Honor Indra Nooyi

UPDATE: This sold out event has been moved to June 12, from 6:30pm9:00pm

Greenwich Historical Society will award former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, Indra K. Nooyi, with its History in the Making Award at a reception and lecture on May 8, in recognition of her important place in a long history of women’s achievements. The award is timed to the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote, and to a major exhibition the Historical Society plans to open in early 2020 on the legacy of the suffrage movement and the accomplishments of Greenwich women who played a major role.

Ms. Nooyi will discuss Women in Leadership, a topic for which she is eminently qualified and impassioned. As one of fewer than 5% of women who have recently led companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, Ms. Nooyi understands the issues at stake and what women need to do to succeed at the highest ranks of corporate America. In a recent New York Times profile, Ms. Nooyi said: “We can ill afford to be a country where women drop out of the workforce.”

“Indra Nooyi is a remarkable example for women who aspire to lead,” says Historical Society Executive Director and CEO Debra Mecky. “There isn’t a more deserving role model for area women, especially as we approach the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which changed the trajectory of women in society. We are thrilled to present this award in honor of her exemplary achievements.”

The award will be conferred at a special reception on May 8 at the Round Hill Club. First Republic Bank is the exclusive financial services sponsor. Proceeds from tickets will support the Historical Society’s award-winning exhibitions and educational programs.

Ms. Nooyi is the seventh speaker in the Historical Society’s History in the Making program, which was established in 2003 to recognize individuals from the community who are history makers in our own time. Past speakers were Derek Boothby, Thomas Foley, Curt Welling, Marie and Charlene Von Saher and Lewis Lehrman.

Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. During her tenure, PepsiCo grew net revenue more than 80%, and PepsiCo’s total shareholder return was 162%. In this role, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us.

For tickets to the reception, which will include cocktails and dinner, visit or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 13.