Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival on how truly difficult it is to achieve work-life balance. She points out that the timing of when a woman is most needed in her career coincides with when she is most needed by her family:
“Just when you’re rising to middle management, your kids need you because they’re teenagers,” said Nooyi, who has two young daughters and has been married for 34 years.
“And that’s the time your husband becomes a teenager too, so he needs you…Your parents need you because they’re aging. So we’re screwed, we have no hope, we cannot have it all.”
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