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Patricia Woertz

Nooyi in spotlight as PepsiCo CEO

When Indra K. Nooyi was appointed PepsiCo's new chief executive this week, she became one of 11 female leaders of Fortune 500 companies. But because there are so few women on top of the corporate ladder, the spotlight on Nooyi will go beyond her business decisions. She will bear another responsibility: that of a role model inside and outside the corporate world.

"For a woman, it's an extra burden not only being a role model for women in the company but you're carrying the weight [that] the whole world is watching," said Betty Spence, president of the National Association for Female Executives.

Corporate recruiters and women leadership experts say Nooyi and other...