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Amazon Adds Indra Nooyi to Board

Amazon Adds Indra Nooyi to Board

Former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi has named to Amazon’s Board of Directors, where she will also join the Audit Committee of the Board. Nooyi becomes the fifth woman and the second person of color currently on Amazon’s 11-person board. Regular Beat readers will recall that Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer joined Amazon’s Board earlier this month. Nooyi has served as a director of Schlumberger Limited since April 2015. The 62-year-old executive was with Pepsi for 24 years, serving 12 of those years at the helm. During her tenure as CEO, sales grew 80% and she spearheaded Pepsi's transition to a more environmentally aware company. Beginning her career in India, Nooyi held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson before being admitted to Yale School of Management in 1978 where she earned her Master’s. More here.

Women of Color Top Chicago’s Mayor’s Race

Women of Color Top Chicago’s Mayor’s Race

Sheila Jackson Lee Wants Federal Commission to Consider Reparations 

Sheila Jackson Lee Wants Federal Commission to Consider Reparations