Career Development / Changing Workforce

Takin' it to the bank: Nissan's diverse workplace

By Laura Putre for IndustryWeek

Sep 14, 2015

When Jeffrey Webster graduated from college in 1984, he couldn’t find a job in his field of business administration, so he took a job as a production worker in the stamping department at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., plant.

From there, Webster found “that there were tremendous opportunities at Nissan.” He worked his way up to assembly line leader, then after a couple more years was promoted to human resources.

Now, as Nissan North America's director of diversity and inclusion (he took the job two years ago), Webster works to make sure Nissan is a welcoming place for women, minorities, and gay, lesbian, and transgender employees—and that they, too, see opportunity at the company.

Read more about how Nissan's formal diversity efforts have resulted in a "culture of inclusion" as well as industry recognition.