PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with a product portfolio including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.
We are focused on delivering sustainable long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment – what we call Performance with Purpose. Our focus includes transforming our portfolio and offering healthier options while making our food system more sustainable and communities more prosperous. In doing so we believe we will pave the way for PepsiCo’s future growth and help others thrive.
At PepsiCo, we believe our continued success depends on a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. Our teams reflect the diversity of our communities and consumers. And inclusion is a way of life. In an ever-changing environment, we know that creativity from individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences is critical.
Diversity is fundamental to PepsiCo’s heritage. In the 1940s, we broke the color barrier in the U.S. by hiring African-American salespeople. In the 1950s, we were the first major company to appoint a woman to our Board. We made history again in 1962, when we named Harvey C. Russell the first African-American vice president of any major company in the country. Today, our company is led by Indra Nooyi, the first woman and person of color to serve as PepsiCo’s Chairman and CEO.
PepsiCo has a strong commitment to increasing female participation in the workforce, and we strive to increase the number of women leaders within PepsiCo. Our teams are stronger whenever and wherever women are present. To guide us on this journey, PepsiCo is an endorser of the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles–Equality Means Business and proud sponsors and partners of the United State of Women Summit, where we signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge, and of the Women in the World Summit.
A decade ago, we launched Performance with Purpose (PwP) – PepsiCo’s vision to deliver top-tier financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into our business strategy. Since then we have demonstrated what’s possible when a company does well by also doing good.
Through PwP 2025, we will substantially increase our efforts to improve the products we sell, protect our planet and empower people around the world in order to contribute solutions to shared challenges. Our commitment to women and girls is central to our People goals:
Support Diversity, Women’s Advancement & Working Caregivers
We’re committed to building a diverse and engaged workforce that reflects the global communities where we do business. By attracting, hiring and developing diverse talent with different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds, we continuously work to foster an inclusive environment.
We strive to achieve gender parity in our management roles and pay equity for women by cultivating an environment and mind-set for behaviors that support diversity and engagement at all levels across PepsiCo, and by implementing a comprehensive review process to support pay equity for women.
We measure our progress in women’s advancement in part against how well the company’s programs support women’s unique needs and by applying holistic solutions across our global business.
We support working caregivers by actively managing equitable and supportive workplace policies and benefits, such as paid family leave, childcare support, and flexible work hours and arrangements, where possible, to address the needs of all of our associates and to help working caregivers meet their responsibilities in the workplace and at home.
In partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation, we have invested $100 million to support initiatives to benefit at least 12.5 million women and girls around the world in communities near where we work. We believe that a comprehensive and holistic approach will help these young women achieve success, which in turn has the power to transform and build sustainable communities.
By focusing our expertise, resources and strategic partnerships, our goal is to enable 1.5 million young women to progress through school and be successful in the workforce, creating social and economic opportunities that will benefit their broader communities.
We support skills development in specialized disciplines, such as science, technology, engineering and math, as preparation for active roles in the global economy.
We provide women and their families with education and market-relevant workforce training, as well as support for nutrition, safe water access, infrastructure and sustainable agriculture.
To learn more, visit www.pepsico.com/purpose