Now, this is a phenomenal woman. An inspiration and role model to millions around the globe. I read her recent short interview (In case you haven't read it, a quick internet search will pull the article up) and felt like I wanted to sort out my mixed thoughts on it. She has responded to two questions and her answers deal with 1. She relates an incident that happened with her mum The inherent gender bias in the incident she has related, leaves me gob-smacked. Of course, her mum is a product of her times, you can't blame her; on the contrary, you have to praise her to have nurtured such a fantastic daughter. On the whole it leaves me very unsettled. Ms. Nooyi has just stated the incident without judgement; yet isn't there something we, as a society, need to learn from this? What? That as a woman, she is grounded, knows her place and hence has reached those heights. Or that despite these obvious biases this brilliant woman proved her mettle? My brain is about to explode trying to figure out how to eradicate this gender bias. Especially because I have a little girl. Any ideas? 2. Why she thinks women can't have it all. She has, of course been extremely resourceful in organising backup for the family when she wasn't around. And yet, she admits that she has had to choose. It is true that as it stands today, women have to make choices which seem heart-wrenching. The truth is, men do it too. I see my husband struggling too on days when he leaves before our little one wakes up and returns after she is in bed. (they happen much more frequently than we'd like) Or when he has to go away on a work trip and our little one declares she's really cross and will only speak to him when he returns... The key point I took away from this bit was that she developed innovative work-arounds for when she wasn't there. And she didn't let the guilt get to her. She has broken the mould to show that people can achieve just what they are capable of. I feel now, what we need to do is redefine "ALL". Once that is done, women, and men too, can have it all.