PRINCETON, Ind. — When Millie Marshall joined Toyota 27 years ago, she never imagined her career path would lead her to becoming Toyota’s first female manufacturing president, paving the way for future leaders.
Today, as president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, she is one of three female presidents at Toyota’s U.S. plants.
Marshall embraces Toyota’s call to action to “Start Your Impossible,” encouraging individuals to unlock their potential by pursuing limitless possibilities, and she is devoted to helping develop and inspire women to create their own paths toward success.
Marshall has been named the recipient of Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award. She is one of four leaders across the nation selected from 130 nominations, who demonstrate deep commitment to advancing and accelerating the growth of women in their organization and community.
“Developing people, especially the next generation of female leaders, is one of the accomplishments I am most proud of in my career at Toyota,” Marshall said. “Mentoring women and watching them grow, both personally and professionally, is as much of a reward to me as their success is to them. I am grateful to Linkage for this recognition and for their overall commitment to empowering female leaders.”
Nominees are evaluated by an award committee based on their contribution in five qualifying categories.
“Nominated leaders are always impressive and inspiring but the selected winners stand out – and Millie Marshall certainly did that,” said Kerry Seitz, Executive Director, Women in Leadership Institute, Linkage. “Our committee was most impressed with her authentic and unwavering support of other women aspiring to lead, not only at Toyota but also in her community.”
Marshall joins fellow award recipients in a panel to share their leadership stories at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona.