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People-Centered Cultures

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Thank you for joining us for Inspiring Inclusion People-Centered Cultures presented by Toyota Motor North America. During the event, attendees heard from Sean Suggs, Toyota's Group Vice President, Social Innovation, as he shared his personal journey and inspired North Texans to create and develop people-centered company cultures. After Mr. Suggs' comments, Stephen Lewis, Toyota's General Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, led a panel conversation highlighting best practices on how to create people-centered company cultures. The panel featured Tatsumi Paredes, Toyota's Diversity & Inclusion Consulting Lead, Christina Brooks, the City of Fort Worth's Chief Equity Officer, and Melissa Corwin, AT&T's VP of Employee Experience. 


If you were unable to join us, please click the link below to view the full program. This viewing opportunity is exclusively available to North Texas Commission members only. If you have not received the password to access the video, please email Ashley Mergele at

Sean Suggs
Group Vice President, Social Innovation,
Toyota Motor North America

Sean Suggs is group vice president, Social Innovation, for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), where he is responsible for the organization’s community engagement, workforce development, inclusive mobility, and diversity and inclusion strategy. He previously served as president of Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, where he was responsible for all manufacturing and administration functions.

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Stephen Lewis
General Manager of Diversity & Inclusion
Toyota Motor
North America
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Christina Brooks
Chief Equity
City of Fort
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Melissa Corwin
Vice President of 
Employee Experience
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Tatsumi Paredes
Diversity & Inclusion
Consulting Lead
Toyota Motor
North America

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