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HHF & PWC Host Global Megatrend Symposium

Hispanic Heritage Foundation



 Effort designed to encourage minorities to think globally as well as present career opportunities in the fields of technology, policy, finance, business, and management


WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2015 – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and PwC US will host the fourth LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Global Megatrends Series on October 14, 2015 at PwC’s Chicago office; 1 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. PwC has identified five Global Megatrends which will be catalysts for global impact going forward.  The event was developed to expose and encourage minorities to think and impact globally, as well as present opportunities in the fields of technology, policy, finance, business and management.  A group of panelists led by PwC’s Vice Chairman of the U.S. and Markets, Strategy, and Stakeholders Leader, Tim Ryan, will discuss the Global Megatrends with interaction from the audience followed by a networking reception. Register for the event here.  #Megatrends

The Global Megatrends include:

  • Rapid Urbanization
  • Climate change and resource scarcity
  • Social and Demographic Change
  • Economic Shift
  • Technological Breakthroughs

“This is an exciting direction for the LOFT program and we are looking forward to an open discussion on the importance of these trends in shaping the world today,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “It’s important our developing leaders have a global perspective and I applaud PwC for sharing its vision with our network. PwC has made it clear that as a company, it wants to benefit from our community’s diverse perspectives in its workforce Tim Ryan, who is leading this effort is an example of PwC’s commitment to diversity.”


“At PwC, we believe that diversity–at every level of the firm–is imperative in this increasingly volatile world. We have pinpointed five shifts that are affecting the way we work and live, and diversity plays into each of these megatrends in a direct way,” said US Vice Chairman Tim Ryan.” Specifically, the Hispanic community has a critical role to play in adapting to these megatrends, both as a change agent and as a force for innovative responses to these changes.”


About HHF and LOFT

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and the LOFT Institute is housed at Michigan State University (Visit


LOFT is HHF’s award-winning, leadership and workforce-development program focused on 10 “Tracks” or industries including science, healthcare, technology, engineering, education, entrepreneurship, finance, public service, media and entertainment, and Latinas. Tens of thousands of vetted students and young professionals (aged 15-35) are connected to each other, mentors and resources; over 75 trainings, workshops, and online Charlas (informal chats or presentations) are hosted across the country; creative initiatives are executed; and hundreds of minorities are placed into internships, mentorships, fellowships and full-time positions with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Join to get on the fast track.


About PwC US

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Event Contact: Bayonia Marshall,



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