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Vibrant Pittsburgh Best Practices Series Features Jennifer Pi’ilani Requiro

Inclusion Best Practices Series:

featuring a conversation with Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro,

National Manager of Diversity and Inclusion at Toyota Financial Services

Mentoring as a Diversity & Inclusion and Elevation Strategy

About the Speaker, Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro

Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro is the National Manager (Director) of Diversity and Inclusion at Toyota Financial Services (TFS) in the Diversity and Inclusion department.  Her responsibilities are to focus on workplace and workforce initiatives including diversity and inclusion education and executive scorecards, talent management and Toyota Business Partnering Groups (ERGs).  In addition, Jae develops strategies to increase market share, capture more multi-cultural customers and increase partnerships with diverse suppliers.  During her tenure, Toyota Financial Services has been recognized by Black Enterprise, Diversity Best Practices, DiversityInc, Hispanic Magazine, Human Rights Campaign and the Financial Services Diversity Leadership Award “Corporation of the Year” from the National Business Inclusion Consortium in 2013.

Her experience in inclusion and diversity also includes working as the manager of diversity consulting and inclusion strategies in the Diversity and Inclusion Department at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS).  She created initiatives and education to support TMS’ diversity and inclusion objectives.  While at TMS, Jae established Toyota Business Partnering Groups, the company’s employee resource groups.

Her work at Toyota has resulted in invitations to present at numerous conferences, workshops and educational forums.  In addition, she has been invited to speak at large corporations to provide guidance in launching large-scale diversity and inclusion change initiatives.  She has participated on multiple panels at diversity conferences to discuss insights on generational diversity inside corporate America.

Jae earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a specialization in stratification, race, and ethnicity and an emphasis in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She was featured in aMagazine as a role model for breaking stereotypes of Asian American women, and has been interviewed for both and DiversityInc magazine.  Jae also served on the board of Kaulana Ka Hale Kula O’ Na Pua O’ Ka ‘Aina, a school whose purpose is to instill in the hearts of youth the special heritage and traditions of the Hawaiian people, so that it may be perpetuated and preserved for future generations.  In her spare time, she hosts an entertainment magazine targeting the African American community based in Pasadena, California; performs hula; competitively paddles outrigger canoes; trains in Okinawan Shorin Ryu and is mother to a teen-aged daughter, who is her source of inspiration and perspiration.

About the Inclusion Best Practices Series

Where do I find a diverse talent pool?  How do I develop a strategy to recruit, retain and elevate diverse talent within my company?  How do I integrate the diversity and inclusion strategy throughout the organization?  What is the value in Employee Resource Groups, and what are the pitfalls to avoid?  How do I continue to innovate? Where do I begin?

Pittsburgh Region employers face many challenges related to recruiting and retaining diverse talent.  Some companies face the additional challenge of not having in-house expertise to effectively deal with these issues.  Vibrant Pittsburgh is uniquely positioned to connect Small and Midsize Businesses with larger employers to discuss best-in-class diversity and inclusion practices, enabling them to share and learn from one another.  Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Inclusion Best Practices Series, features decision makers from high-profile companies who share their stories and best practices on a range of diversity and inclusion topics.  Employers of all sizes will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders on diversity and inclusion practices key to their business success.

Click here for more information about future events in the series. *All Vibrant Pittsburgh Employer Members are alloted a certain number of complimentary registrations to the NEW Inclusion Best Practices Series.  Please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your Membership Benefits.  There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.

Cost: $50/person

FREE – Vibrant Pittsburgh Employer Members.  Contact Lora Dziemiela or Yvonne English Roebuck at 412-281-8600 to take advantage of your complimentary registrations.  There is a $15.00 per person cost for each additional person above the allotted complimentary registrations.

For HR Leadership Forum Members – $30.00

For Pittsburgh Human Resource Association Members – $30.00   I

f you are interested in a group rate, please call Vibrant Pittsburgh at 412-281-8600.   Please contact Lora Dziemiela with any questions at (412) 281-8600 x201 or

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