“Those who thrive in manufacturing are the women who accept and adapt to change. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Be flexible and a lifelong learner. It is not a job, but a journey.”
Millie’s twenty-year career progression beginning as a Specialist to President is a direct result of her technical knowledge and ability, and her drive and determination and her passionate commitment to Toyota’s customers and team members. Her accomplishment of becoming the first female President in Toyota’s history is tied to her many successes. Over the years and across projects, she has been able bring cohesiveness to teams, develop them in the Toyota Way, teach teams the Toyota Production System, and coach them in how to develop their own teams. Millie’s deep knowledge of the Toyota Way and her unique ability to impart this to others has been demonstrated throughout her career.