March 6, 2018


Mothers of Invention – Remarkable Women, Changing the World


Since its inception in 2012, Toyota has cultivated the Toyota Mothers of Invention program by not only awarding more than $1 million to these women-led companies with Driving Solutions grants, but also facilitating networking opportunities, building relevant connections, and providing access to intellectual capital to help their organizations go places. These women, who are leading the charge to work on issues like homelessness, education, food, water, energy, and more, come from all over the world, and are using innovation to create lasting and sustainable impact.

To date, Toyota’s Mother of Invention have affected the lives of more than 160 million people globally, and are developing novel new technologies that will create positive change for millions more. The grants from Toyota have enabled these women to multiply their impact and expand the reach of their products and services, all while celebrating the power of invention and a diversity of thought.