On 24th December 2006, Great Lakes hosted its first International Conference in association with Yale school of Management.

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 It was indeed a matter of great pride for all Great Lakers as the conference witnessed some of the best speakers in the field of management from throughout the world. One prominent speaker was Ms Indra Nooyi.

Indira Nooyi

Ms. Indra Nooyi is the President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo., U.S. Nooyi has a degree in management from Yale, and her career includes stints at the Boston Consulting Group and Motorola. She attributes much of her success to her upbringing in India. “Being a woman, being foreign-born, you’ve got to be smarter than anyone else,” says Nooyi, who honors her heritage by often attending PepsiCo events wearing a sari.

She was recently nominated as the Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world.

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Great Lakers were fortunate to have had the pleasure of interacting with the lady herself!! She, in person, is very humble and down-to-earth and is a strong advocate of women in management.