Podcast: WE20 Keynote- Laura Maxwell

EP 100: WE20 Keynote – Laura Maxwell

Happy 100th episode! In this SWE Diverse episode, Heather Doty, SWE FY21 President, speaks with one of our WE20 Keynote speakers, Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain at PepsiCo Foods North America. Together they discuss Laura’s goals as Senior VP at PepsiCo and a sneak peek at Laura’s WE20 Keynote. If you haven’t made plans to attend WE20, register today at WE20.swe.org to listen to Laura and other inspiring speakers from the comfort of your home!


In her role, Laura leads the North American field and headquarters Supply Chain teams whose priorities include supporting the growth agenda, productivity, quality, food safety and environmental health and safety. She assumed her role in February 2020. Laura joined Frito-Lay in 1989 as an operations resource where she spent 17 years in field manufacturing roles prior to coming to Frito-Lay headquarters.

In addition to her current role, Laura serves as the executive sponsor for Frito-Lay’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), providing strategic oversight and guidance to the 10 ERGs. Laura’s commitment to achieving remarkable business results while advancing diversity and engagement earned her the 2020 Global Steve Reinemund Leadership Legacy Award for PepsiCo Foods North America. Laura holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.


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