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Indra Nooyi on Fortune most powerful biz women list

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Two Indians Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma have made it to the rankings of most powerful women in business outside the United States drawn up by the Fortune magazine while featured in the top three on the US edition list.

Indra Nooyi on Fortune most powerful biz women list
PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi came in at No 2 on the US Most Powerful Women in Business list

According to a PTI report: The Most Powerful Women in Business outside the US list, which was topped by Banco Santander group Executive Chairman Ana Botin, placed ICICI Bank’s Kochhar at the 5th spot while Axis Bank’s Sharma has been ranked 21st.

Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi came in at No 2 on the US Most Powerful Women in Business list, led by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. Lockheed Martin Chairman, President, and CEO Marillyn Hewson took the 3rd spot.

This is the 17th year Fortune has ranked the most powerful women in business outside the US. The 50 global businesswomen represent 17 countries and many industries and had 11 newcomers this year.

The methodology involved four criteria: the size and importance of the woman’s business in the global economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman’s career (resume and runway ahead), and social and cultural influence.

The US list comprised 26 CEOs controlling US $1.1 trillion in market cap, seven newcomers, one returnee, and nine women in the technology industry.