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#ToyotaWomen: Charting my Journey

Written by Kitty Bradshaw and posted in Tags: , , , , , The Kitty Bradshaw Minute

Hey House Cats-

As you all know I was one of 50 women selected to become a Brand Ambassador for ToyotaToyota gave me the unique opportunity to go up under the proverbial hood, and get an exclusive view at how the engine runs.   During the course of 6 months, I have had the opportunity to test drive vehicles, attend exclusive learning sessions, take part in brand sponsored events, and contribute in charitable endeavors that helped the greater good of mankind and the environment.  I learned about Toyota’s “5 Main Principles”, commitment to reducing omissions in the environment, and a balanced work/life ethic for their employees.

  • Always be faithful to your duties, thereby contributing to the company and to the overall good.
  • Always be studious and creative, striving to stay ahead of the times.
  • Always be practical and avoid frivolousness.
  • Always strive to build a homelike atmosphere at work that is warm and friendly.
  • Always have respect for spiritual matters, and remember to be grateful at all times.


I know this may sound repetitive from earlier Toyota articles… but I truly have a better understanding and appreciation for Toyota.  During my 6 months with the car brand, I got to meet with various key players from the Toyota team which included everyone from financing and PR on up to the VP.  With every new person that I met, they each were able to express why they are faithful in their roles, and how they in turn contributed to the overall good of the company.  Everyone that I met had been with Toyota for at least 10 years.  Each person was able to plainly explain what they do, why they enjoyed doing it, and what makes them unique in their individual roles.  There was not one time where I felt like any member of Team Toyota was assigned the task of “putting on airs” for the Bloggers.  It was the most natural setting I have ever been a part of.

I honestly decided to write this post out of appreciation for Toyota hand picking me.  I was one of 50 Bloggers selected to participate in this program, and I am so very thankful for having the opportunity.  I am not required to write about Toyota, but I am going to do so anyway.  I take my role as Brand Ambassador very seriously, and I don’t sign on to represent brands that I don’t feel passionate about.  To conclude my role as Brand Ambassador, I will write a series of post covering my travels with Toyota which will include “A Call with Nature” and “A Ride to NASCAR”.  I will talk about the 10 Awesome Bloggers that I met, the food I ate, the Hotels that I stayed at, and the Toyota Vehicles that I rode in.

I hope that you all follow along as I post about my Toyota Journey…


About The Author:

ABOUT KITTY BRADSHAW: Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer and Web Socialite that has been blogging for over 16 years. Upon moving to New York, she created a new blog on Bi coastal lifestyle, New York to LA move, and New York Cocktails which evolved into an online business called, and has since branded herself across the web. Over the last 5 years she has used the name Kitty Bradshaw to broker contracts and brand ambassadorships with Gap, Toyota, celebrity hairstylist Cocoa Mane, and currently Best Buy Electronics. Kitty has written for the Wendy Williams Show blog, hosted events for McDonald’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also worked with Bacardi Mixers, which led to her own signature drink called “The Kitty Bradshaw”. Black Enterprise featured Bradshaw as one of the top African American bloggers in the country, and she was recently featured on Technorati. Bradshaw uses her blog as a career vehicle to take her new places, and to meet interesting people. has organically amassed a network of 50,000 and counting, her approach is that of New York lifestyle from a California perspective. Bradshaw’s motto is, “Conquer New York, conquer the world.”

2 Comments to “#ToyotaWomen: Charting my Journey”

  1. Andi says:

    I am SO happy to be a part of this journey with you!!! Toyota rocks!

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