Indra Nooyi at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Photo: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune

Amazon has appointed Indra Nooyi, who stepped down as CEO of PepsiCo in October, as the 11th member of its board of directors, per an SEC filing.

Why it matters: As the fifth woman and second person of color on the current board, Nooyi adds diversity to Amazon's leadership at a time when big companies are under scrutiny for employing overwhelmingly white, male decision-makers. Former Walmart executive and current Starbucks COO Rosalind Brewer, who is a woman of color, was appointed earlier this month, and the first person of color to join Amazon's board was Myrtle Potter, a former Merck executive, who served from 2004–2009.

Editor's note: This story was corrected to show that Myrtle Potter was the first person of color to serve on Amazon's board of directors.

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