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Diversity Leadership: Dian Ogilvie, Toyota Motor North America

Toyota's Dian OgilvieDian Ogilvie
Senior Vice President, Secretary and
Chief Diversity Officer
Toyota Motor North America

Dian Ogilvie joined Toyota in 1985, when there were very few women in the auto industry. Today, it’s a different story. “It’s certainly not uncommon these days,” Ogilvie told Automotive News. “Toyota itself has made enormous progress, particularly at senior levels in the company.”

Senior management is also involved in cross-cultural mentoring, and program participation has more than quadrupled in recent years. “At Toyota, we believe continued growth toward a more inclusive culture is necessary for business success,” Ogilvie said when the company was honored as a DiversityInc Top 50 company in 2010.

Ogilvie is a member of Toyota’s North American Executive Committee. Prior to her current position, she served as General Counsel and Chief Environmental Officer for Toyota Motor Sales. Before joining Toyota, Ogilvie was a corporate-litigation attorney in Los Angeles.

She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Riverside, a master’s from the University of Arizona and a juris doctor from UCLA. Ogilvie sits on the boards of the Toyota USA Foundation and the National Council for Science and the Environment.