Sandra Phillips Rogers
Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources, General Counsel
Toyota Motor North America
Chief Diversity Officer
Toyota Motor North America
Sandra Phillips Rogers is senior vice president of corporate resources, general counsel and chief diversity officer of Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), with responsibility for the company’s Legal, Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs, Social Innovation, Corporate Shared Services, and Compliance and Audit functions, as well as Toyota de Mexico.
In these roles, Rogers helps Toyota navigate significant business and legal challenges while supporting its expansion as a global mobility company, one that is an industry leader in autonomous, connected and sustainable vehicle technologies. She also provides strategic guidance in areas such as global transactions, sustainability and ESG, cybersecurity, DEI, privacy, government and regulatory investigations, complex litigation, labor and employment and intellectual property, among others. She serves as an advisor to the TMNA Executive Committee and is a member of the company’s global leadership team.
As Chief Diversity Officer, Rogers leads Toyota’s long-standing efforts to advance diversity and inclusion through an integrated, holistic strategy that addresses the workplace, the marketplace and society and reflects the company’s core value of respect for people. She drives conversations, strategy and actions to attract, grow, and retain top talent at Toyota while fostering a culture of inclusion. She believes in the value of sharing best practices and leveraging diversity of thought to drive innovation and develop better solutions.
Previously, Rogers was group vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer, and chief diversity officer at TMNA. Prior to joining Toyota in June 2012, Rogers held roles leading litigation management and strategy at global law firms and at Pfizer, Inc.
Rogers is a founding member of the Center for Women in Law at The University of Texas School of Law. In 2021, she was the recipient of the Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award from ADL Texoma. In 2018, she was honored with the Outstanding Alumna Award by the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Black Enterprise has recognized Rogers as one of its “Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” (2019), “300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America” (2018) and “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017).
Rogers serves on the corporate board of advisors for UnidosUS, the board of trustees for the University of Texas Law School Foundation, the board of directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, the International Women’s Forum and the SMU Tate Lecture Series. She is on the advisory council for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin.