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HHF & PwC Hosts LOFT Megatrends in Boston!

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

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

BOSTON, MA (April 7, 2015) – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and PwC US hosted the free LOFT (Latinos On Fast Track) Global Megatrends & Networking Event on April 7th, 2015 at PwC Office at 125 High St., Boston, MA. 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

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.   I appreciate the vision and commitment Tim Ryan and PwC have to diversity.

Panelists leading the Megatrends discussion included:

  • Maria Castañon-Moats, Chief Diversity Officer, PwC
  • Emanuel Pleitez, former McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs analyst, Chairman of the HHF Board
  • Ken Gurrola, CEO, Eldridge Capital
  • Reinier Moquete, CEO, Advoqt

“The Global Megatrends offer great opportunities for Hispanic and other diverse professionals who can apply their diverse perspectives for developing creative ways to respond to the changes taking place,” said Castañón Moats. “At PwC, we embrace those differences and make it the responsibility of everyone – not just multicultural professionals – to help support an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive.”

About HHF and LOFT

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1988 – 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 areas of focus including science, healthcare, technology, engineering, education, entrepreneurship, finance, public service, media & 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:  Belen Marquina,

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