Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?
Mellody Hobson - Investment expert
Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a value-driven money management firm -- and an advocate for financial literacy and investor education. Full bio
media companies in the world,
home from a birthday party
normal motherly questions
here and shared with you
traded companies today, thousands,
the boardroom were black,
corporate board diversity
actually deal with it head on.
at me, and he said, "Mellody,
the best person for the job?"
way beyond business.
at the University of Michigan.
solve a really hard problem,
to do something really simple:
will challenge your assumptions
us to be great role models.
that I stand here right now
in any corporate boardroom,
not to leave any child behind.
About the speaker:Mellody Hobson - Investment expert
Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a value-driven money management firm -- and an advocate for financial literacy and investor education.
Why you should listen
Mellody Hobson handles strategic planning for the Chicago-based Ariel Investments, one of the largest African-American-owned money management firms in the United States. Beyond her work at Ariel, Hobson has become a nationally recognized voice on financial literacy and investor education. She is a regular contributor and analyst on finance, the markets and economic trends for CBS News, contributes weekly money tips on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and writes a column for Black Enterprise magazine. As a passionate advocate for investor education, she is a spokesperson for the Ariel/Hewitt study, 401(k) Plans in Living Color and the Ariel Black Investor Survey, both of which examine investing patterns among minorities.
Hobson is chair of the board for DreamWorks Animation. Her community outreach includes serving as chairman of After School Matters, providing Chicago teens with high quality out-of-school-time programs.
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