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

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 canview 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 canview 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.

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