We’re talking to PepsiCo employees across the world and learning what they’re passionate about and how they maximize their talents in PepsiCo’s creative and dynamic culture. We met with Abigail, Senior Regional Sales Manager for Querétaro, Mexico, to find out more about how her talent coupled with PepsiCo’s stage has propelled the business forward.
What unique talent has helped you succeed at PepsiCo?
Two things, really. My passion for what I feel I can achieve here, and my sense of humor. I mean, come on, we work where Chester Cheetos, Emperador Guardias and Ruffilio hang out. What could be more fun than that?
I love the sense of empowerment this place provides. The diversity, inclusion and engagement in terms of people, gender, race, nationality, the enthusiastic support for our community projects, the constantly growing range of opportunities – especially for women and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community like myself – that’s what makes PepsiCo a great place to work, and a company that’s always striving to understand its consumers.
How has PepsiCo helped you develop your special talents?
They often send me to give lectures at universities and events. I love it; it’s my thing. It’s allowed me the opportunity to talk about programs like “Vive Mujer” and “Talento Femenino,” two PepsiCo initiatives that promote female talent within the organization.
I have so many things I want to share with this world, thoughts to help people in both their personal and professional lives, ideas to give them hope for their future. Thanks to PepsiCo, I’ve found a forum to share what I care about most deeply in this world; things like personal motivation and female empowerment.
What do you find most refreshing about working here?
This company doesn’t shy away from changes, in business or culture. It views them as opportunities to evolve and create a better, more inclusive place for us all.
At PepsiCo, you feel like you're among family, because that's how they treat you. The most important thing is that you’re well and happy. You’re accepted, just the way you are. Those are the kinds of things a real family wants for you. I am who I am, thanks to the opportunities I’ve found here to learn and lead, to serve and to share. It’s a place where I can do what I love, and have fun doing it–nothing’s more fulfilling than that.
What’s your favorite product?
I love Quaker Cups, for a lot of reasons. They’re convenient, easy to prepare, completely satisfying and good for me, too. Quaker Cups are both nutritious and delicious. How many things can you say that about?
Any advice you’d like to share with your PepsiCo family?
Love what you do. We’re in a great company here, so let’s all invest everything we do with tons of passion. Big passion pays big dividends.