Indra Nooyi, the Chennai, India born Chairman of Pepsi ranks No.5 in the Forbes List of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.

In an interview with the Miami Herald she shares her thoughts on how to succeed at the very top. To get to the top, Nooyi explains, you must be very good at something, the go-to person with a high level of competency in a specific area. In her case, she excels at strategy.
Second, she says, you have to work hard and do well in the jobs you hold rather than worry about office politics and getting ahead. Third, you need mentors and coaches.

Indra has a bachelor’s degree from the Madras Christian College; MBA from the Indian Institute of Management; Kolkatta and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management, from Yale University.