PepsiCo’s female CEO told a large crowd at the Aspen Ideas Festival that female professionals ‘pretend to have it all,’ but in reality that is just an illusion. Indra K. Nooyi, made the comments while being interviewed Monday on stage at the annual summit also headlined this year by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and other influencers.

‘I don’t think women can have it all,’ Nooyi. ‘I just don’t think so. ‘We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all.’ She made the remarks in response to a question that stemmed from a controversial essay in The Atlantic from earlier this year titled ‘Why Women Still Can’t Have It All’ during an interview being conducted by the magazine’s owner, David Bradley.

‘Every day you have to make a decision about whether you are going to be a wife or a mother, in fact many times during the day you have to make those decisions,’ Nooyi lamented. ‘You have to co-opt a lot of people to help you,’ she continued. ‘We co-opted our families to help us. We plan our lives meticulously so we can be decent parents.

‘But if you ask our daughters, I’m not sure they will say that I’ve been a good mom.’ Nooyi recalled her daughter often coming home from Catholic School complaining she did not attend parent-oriented events. ‘The first few times I would die with guilt,’ she admitted. That went away after Nooyi started calling the school to see which other mothers did not show up, she said. ‘Mrs. Redd wasn’t there, Mrs. So and So wasn’t there. So I’m not the only bad mother, she said. ‘You have to cope, because you die with guilt. You just die with guilt.’ .. see more

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