Toyota: 'Innovative Problem-Solving Demands Diversity & Inclusion'

Toyota executives share how their remarkably diverse Treasury Department creates an engaged team that delivers significant business results.

Toyota: 'Innovative Problem-Solving Demands Diversity & Inclusion'


Toyota executives share how their remarkably diverse Treasury Department creates an engaged team that delivers significant business results.

Toyota's history of using diversity for problem-solving dates back as far as World War II, when a diverse team helped British code-breakers crack the German code system. That diversity of thought is apparent today, explained Wei Shi, Vice President of Treasury, Finance and Analytics, Toyota Financial Services at DiversityInc's Innovation Fest!

"Success requires more innovative problem solving, and more innovative problem solving demands diversity and inclusion," Shi said. Watch clips from his presentation below. Or you can view the full presentation from Toyota and download the slides at BestPractices.DiversityInc.com.

Stephen Howard, Corporate Manager of Debt and Derivatives, Toyota Financial Services, shared how Toyota's Treasury Department uses the diverse backgrounds and thoughts of its team and its suppliers to generate  significant business results.

"Working together with MWBEs is a sustainable platform. It's good for business. It improves our ever-changing national demographic for the better," Howard said. Watch clips from his presentation below. Or you can view the full presentation from Toyota and download the slides at BestPractices.DiversityInc.com.

Toyota Motor North America is No. 41 in the 2012 DiversityInc Top 50.

Toyota: Teens School Peers on Distracted Driving: There’s No 'Fine' Time to Text

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge selects winner from 1,300 submissions in nationwide PSA competition.

2018 TeenDrive365 Video Challenge Winners (left to right): High school seniors Kirklin "Mack" Hopkins and Kellen Stadler from Charlotte-Mecklenberg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Originally Published by Toyota Motor North America.

To educate their peers on the dangers of distracted driving, high school seniors Kirklin "Mack" Hopkins (17) and Kellen Stadler (18) of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, North Carolina, send a clear message: A single second can have life-long consequences. Their poignant video, titled "It's Not Fine," is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national driver safety public service announcement competition, using the tools of storytelling to get through to young drivers.

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Toyota: Building Skills for High-Demand Jobs

Twenty-five elementary, middle and high schools to implement innovative project-based STEM programs in San Antonio.

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Schools in the greater San Antonio area will soon have additional resources to help prepare youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Toyota USA Foundation, together with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), awarded $400,000 in grants to provide curriculum and teacher professional development focused on computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

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From Supplier Diversity to Supplier Inclusion – Embracing Supply Chain Diversity at The Hershey Company

Hershey Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer Susanna Zhu writes about the company's progress in supplier diversity and its work to help women participate in the cocoa agriculture economy.

At The Hershey Company, being committed to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) isn't just a project or a set of numeric goals embedded in the HR department — it's a way of operating our business every day. This "inclusion imperative" is closely connected to our mission of bringing goodness to the world and to our employees, communities and business partners. In fact, being a global leader in D&I is one of our company's primary goals.

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