First woman at the top of Toyota
Females are proven worthy as executive
Toyota recently nominated the first female and in addition European person ever at the top of Toyota. Toyota was until recently very protective about their brand and everything about they did or had.
Her nomination came mostly by the fact that the Prime Minister of Japan said that he wanted to have more foreign and female executives. Formerly she was already in charge of the communication of Toyota in North America and her good work lead to her nomination as Executive Manager for the brand.
Personally I like the fact that women are allowed to become Executive Managers in big companies. Women have already proven they are as worthy as men. I think the society still needs to be even more open minded, but it's a start.