D&I Leader, US and West Cluster: Maria Castañón Moats

Maria is one of sixteen on PwC’s US Leadership Team and serves as the Chief Diversity Officer. She reports directly to the Senior Partner and since 2011 has set diversity strategy for the US firm. She joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2004. She is an Assurance partner who has worked in several PwC offices, including Florham Park, Dallas and El Paso. She has also been the engagement leader for several large Fortune 500 Retail & Consumer clients and multinational Industrial Products clients.

Maria believes that everyone has different experiences that shape who they are. "When you have a diverse team, each member comes to the table with different perspectives and ideas. And that's the kind of innovation our clients need."

"My advice to everyone, from all walks of life, is to be open to all the possibilities that will come to you on your journey.”

Maria Moats, PwC US's Chief Diversity Officer