Toyota: ‘Innovative Problem-Solving Demands Diversity & Inclusion’

March 14, 2013 7:40 pm

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.

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.

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Toyota Motor North America is No. 48 in the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50.