Accelerating D&I

Think outside the box. Share that crazy idea. You are safe here — you are welcome here to push for the impossible — to make us better, to make it matter — to make a difference.

AKIO TOYODA

President and Member of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motor Corporation

DID YOU KNOW?

78 percent of respondents in 2017’s Global Human Capital Trends research believe Diversity and Inclusion is a competitive advantage.

Our D&I structure is embedded in our DNA. We are designed to embrace and leverage our differences as key drivers to our business. And, true to The Toyota Way, we have established processes to provide insight, guidance and diversity of thought from both internal and external stakeholders.

Diversity Advisory Board (DAB)

Renowned global diversity leaders who provide perspective and help guide our D&I strategy.

Women Leading Change

The Toyota North American Women’s Conference has sprouted from 70 attendees at its inaugural event in 2011 to 325 women in 2017.

Read Her Story

Being an inclusive leader, or team captain, means that you treat all people with dignity, respect and love. Inclusion isn’t an initiative or a focus — it’s simply treating people as ‘more important’ than yourself — it’s about being inclusive, not doing inclusive things.

Jack Hollis

Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Management Committee

The executive D&I council at TFS, consisting of vice presidents and above, is led by the TFS president. They drive Toyota’s consumer and dealer finance and insurance business in the United States, demonstrating a commitment to guide, endorse and support D&I strategic efforts.

Leading Toward One Toyota

``It was our way of bringing people together, making them understand how everything and everyone at Toyota is connected.”

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Business Partnering Groups (BPGs)

Company-wide employee resource groups that include networks for team members  to share or learn more about different engagement and diversity groups. BPGs have a critical role in helping execute our D&I strategy and offer a voice and perspective for all team members.

Regional Diversity Council

Consisting of Diversity Champions who are located at North American Manufacturing Centers (NAMC) and Research and Development (R&D) facilities, they are accountable for providing D&I leadership and strategic support. Partnering with leaders at their sites, they serve as visible role models who create positive impact by helping apply D&I subject matter expertise to ongoing business priorities.

Our goal is to cultivate a culture of inclusion, acceptance and resiliency across Toyota and in our communities
— a culture that engages team members, making them proud to be a part of Team Toyota.``

Al Smith

Group Vice President, Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America

The more we learn about one another, the better we work with one another — the stronger we all become.”

Aimee Graman

Manager, Regional Team Member Services, Toyota Motor North America

Understanding Differences in Cultural Norms

``Toyota opportunities reinforced my career possibilities and opened up new networks.”

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We believe everyone should be empowered to bring their full self to work — to be encouraged to do epic things.``

Terri Von Lehmden

Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development, Toyota Motor North America

Equity means creating a level playing field so that everyone can reach their full potential.”

Sue Bruin

Site Leader, Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America

Spinning Miles of Hope

``Every day was very much a team effort. It took the encouragement, support, dedication, and love from everyone involved.”

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When we bring the unique parts of Toyota together and encourage everyone to leverage their diverse experiences, ideas and perspectives, we create a world-class organization where anything is possible.”

Julia Wada

Group Vice President, Toyota Financial Services

D+I Stories

MENTORING AND MAKING AN IMPACT

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RAMPING UP WITH FREEDOM OF MOBILITY

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IT WAS JUST AN IDEA

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DEVELOPING WOMEN IN SALES

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DEALERS STEP UP TO NOURISH COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

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Navigating Careers with NaviGo

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TRANSFORMING HOW WE WORK

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VETERANS AT TOYOTA

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INFLUENCING CHANGE THROUGH LEADERSHIP

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ACHIEVING TALENT READINESS THROUGH READING

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ADVOCATING FOR JUSTICE

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WHY MENTORING MATTERS

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HONORING WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING

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TRANSFORMING MOBILITY TOGETHER

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DOING OUR PART

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PRIDE FLAGS FLYING PROUDLY 

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TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMUNITY IMPACT

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BPGs ACHIEVE HISTORIC MILESTONE

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MOBILIZING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOUTH DALLAS

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