A Lasting Partnership

Throughout a relationship that formed nearly two decades ago, Toyota has been an advocate, mentor and client to Tierra Kavanaugh Wayne, co-founder and CEO of TKTKONNECT, a Louisville, Kentucky-based human services firm.

Early on, Toyota recognized Tierra’s potential and helped prepare her for a future opportunity as a Toyota supplier. Toyota invited her to participate in professional development workshops and attend its Diversity + Inclusion outreach programs, including Opportunity Exchange, an event that brings together Toyota’s Tier I suppliers with prospective diverse companies to create business opportunities.

Tierra’s staffing firm, TKT-nectir, ultimately gained a contract as a Toyota Tier II supplier, and in 2016 TKTKonnect became a Tier I supplier, managing Toyota’s contingent and variable workforce population in North America.

“I’ve only had one client — Toyota — that acts as an intentional advocate and makes an effort to ensure that I am successful,” she says.

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