Accelerating D&I

Our D&I strategy is not a stand-alone initiative — it covers all aspects of the business — it’s driven by committed leaders who are guided by The Toyota Way, as well as internal and external perspectives.”

Adrienne Trimble

General Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America

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.

North American Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (NADIA)

Comprised of business action teams created from stakeholder groups — team members, customers, suppliers and dealers — this group helps develop, drive and align D&I strategy and business action plans to benefit both our business and communities.

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

Investing in Leaders

With two new promotions in 2017, five of Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing plants are now run by women or people of color.

Did You Know?

Since 2007, Toyota Financial Services has provided $6.4 million in Making Life Easier scholarships to 1000 students who have shown academic achievement and volunteered in their communities.

Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council

A council of our most senior leaders, their goal is to deepen the connection between our business and D&I strategies in close collaboration with the DAB and D&I team. Committed to D&I, they help drive inclusion across the company and guide, support and advocate for NADIA’s work.

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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Did You Know?

Of 321 large global enterprises surveyed by Forbes, 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace.

Did You Know?

A recent study by the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) quantified that companies embracing diversity gain higher market share and a competitive edge in accessing new markets — a ‘diversity dividend.’

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

General Manager, 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

“My girls were overly excited on the bus ride home and said they want to work for Toyota.”

Nayelly Rodriguez

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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, Strategy, Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion and Business Technology Solutions, Toyota Financial Services

D&I Stories

A Baseline of Respect

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Evolving Partnerships

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An Imperative for the Business

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Understanding Differences in Cultural Norms

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Creating Equal Opportunity for All

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Dealing in Success

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Unlocking Her Impossible

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Paying Lessons Forward

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Training to Build Relationships

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Women Leading Change

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Building Leaders with SuccessShare

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Fostering Connections

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Driving Financial Empowerment

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Being a Strong Leader

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Engineering Diversity

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Respect for All

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Adapt Ability

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The Road to a Better Life

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A Competitive Spirit

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Leading Toward One Toyota

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Spinning Miles of Hope

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Endless Opportunities

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Fostering Future Leaders

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