PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi to Keynote BlogHer’s 7th Annual Conference

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Ms. Nooyi will explore inspiration and leadership at BlogHer ’11 in August.

BlogHer Inc., the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, announced today that PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra K. Nooyi, will be the Keynote Speaker at the seventh annual conference at the San Diego Convention Center on August 6, 2011.

Ms. Nooyi oversees the largest food and beverage company in North America and the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands. She has directed the company's global strategy for more than a decade and led its restructuring, including the divestiture of its restaurants into the successful YUM! Brands, Inc., the acquisition of Tropicana and the merger with Quaker Oats that brought the vital Quaker and Gatorade businesses to PepsiCo and the merger with PepsiCo's anchor bottlers. She was named President and CEO in 2006 and assumed the role of Chairman in 2007.

“Ms. Nooyi’s story is inspirational, empowering and totally relatable to the aspirational women in the BlogHer community, who are using their blogs as platforms to change their lives, their careers, their communities and their worlds,” said Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer Co-founder and COO. “With social media representing half of U.S. women’s favorite media habits, the voices in our community find themselves on the cutting edge of technology, customer service and personal branding. Who better to share insight and perspective than a global leader like Indra Nooyi, whose path has made her America’s highest-ranking female in corporate America. We are thrilled Ms. Nooyi will join us to share her experience with the more than 3,000 women attending BlogHer ’11.”

“BlogHer is a dynamic community of entrepreneurial women who are transforming the way we interact, connect and share information here and around the world. In a word, they are inspiring,” said Ms. Nooyi. “I’m looking forward to meeting these influential bloggers who are not only creating the new business model of the future but are also an important audience as consumers of our products. It promises to be a great opportunity to gain insight into what they’re thinking and how they’re using and enjoying our products.”

To find the entire conference agenda and other details about the event, please visit: http://www.blogher.com/blogher-11

About BlogHer
Reaching more than 25 million women each month (Nielsen Site Census, January 2011), BlogHer is the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online. Founded in February 2005 by Elisa Camahort Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s mission is to create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment. Today BlogHer creates opportunities for members via a community hub (http://www.blogher.com), annual conferences and a publishing network of more than 2,500 qualified, contextually targeted blog affiliates. BlogHer provides the highest quality content on a range of topics, with all blogs continually edited to meet strict editorial standards, including content quality, category relevance and blog frequency. BlogHer’s investors are Venrock, GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund, and Azure Capital Partners.

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each. Our main businesses -- Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi Cola -- also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. With net revenues of approximately $60 billion, PepsiCo’s people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo’s promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment, including by conserving energy and water usage, and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support, and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit http://www.pepsico.com.

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