Lou is currently the Executive Sponsor of State Street’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN), an ERG providing professional development opportunities to women across the company. As part of his work with PWN, Lou launched and continues to lead the PWN’s Global Advisory Board – a group of senior executives who advise on policies that drive diverse hiring and promotional practices. He also encourages colleagues and peers to participate in PWN events as he strongly believes that networking and conversations will help to drive a strong pipeline of female talent through the organisation. To help change the face of financial services, and make sure that the organisation reflects the communities where employees live and work, Lou is also an active champion of diverse hiring practices, and actively encourages his teams to bring in diverse slates of talent when making hiring decisions, which has resulted in hiring of several women for key leadership roles across State Street. Lou often presents on career management and talent management to give women the tools they need to advance their careers. He mentors many women throughout State Street, and is an active supporter of the Esperanza Academy, a tuition-free, independent middle school welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures in Lawrence, Massachusetts.