I hate being called ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey’: Pepsi CEO Nooyi
NEW YORK: Asserting that women in workplaces and society deserve equal treatment, PepsiCo’s India-born CEO Indra Nooyi said she “hates” being called “sweetie” or “honey” and women should be respected as individuals and not addressed by such names.
“We still have to have equal treatment. I hate being called sweetie or honey at times, which I still am called. All that has got to go. We have got to be treated as executives or people rather than honey, sweetie, babe. That has to change,” Nooyi said on Friday at the Women In the World Summit presented by renowned journalist and author Tina Brown in association with the New York Times.
Nooyi said women have been in the “revolution mode” for man years, from getting entry into the “boys club” to demanding parity in pay.
She said women have “clawed” their way into the workplace by getting their degrees, good grades in school, which made the male counterparts “take note of us”.
“We clawed our way into the revolution in this work place. Then we needed parity in pay, and yet there we are still fighting for that,” she said.
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We still have to have equal treatment... We have got to be treated as executives or people rather than honey, sweetie, babe. That has to change.
INDRA NOOYI, PepsiCo CEO