At the heart of Toyota, we are inspired and challenged to approach everything with a diversity and inclusion (D+I) mindset — to acknowledge, respect, value and consider every idea, perspective and contribution.
From every leader to every team member across North America, we know our strength is in our different backgrounds, experiences, talents, and viewpoints.
This is exactly why Team Toyota is encouraged to build alliances and strengthen relationships and partnerships — both inside and outside of Toyota — that challenge the status quo and help us discover innovative approaches and new ways of thinking. This inclusive mindset is the key to creating systems of change that will help Toyota advance toward a better world that is beneficial to everyone.
Marie Kendrick’s love for cars started at an early age, inspired by watching her uncle race for NHRA. As a Powertrain Engineer at Toyota Bodine in Missouri, she was one of the female engineers breaking down barriers and stereotypes of what an engineer looks like. We’re proud to honor her legacy and her work at the STEP Ahead Awards.
The #SheDrives campaign launched in March 2019 as a way to celebrate, honor, and share stories about the outstanding and innovative contributions made by women across Toyota North America. Whether it’s Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, or an everyday moment at work, we appreciate and deeply value the women who are making a difference at Toyota.
DID YOU KNOW?
Toyota de Mexico hosted the first-ever Mexican Women’s Forum to develop talent across our sales, finance, and manufacturing teams in 2019. The inspiring two-day event was attended by more than 60 people with leaders and team members coming together to champion diversity and a culture of learning and growing. Additionally, Toyota de Mexico held its Women in Leadership Symposium in Mexico City with 40 team members and all four Mexican affiliates represented – further promoting inclusion and leadership equality.
It's our responsibility to empower new generations and set up
all people for success.”
Administration Division Head, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California and participant in the
Toyota Mexican Women’s Forum and Women in Leadership Symposium
There are amazing field opportunities for women at Toyota, but historically not enough women have gravitated to automotive management tracks due to perceptions surrounding the industry. Successful leadership development programs that not only promote the advancement of women but all underrepresented groups, combined with diverse recruiting efforts, dedicated time for training, and mentorship, provide the foundation for turning the tide.”
Vice President, Sales, Toyota Financial Services