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President of Ariel Investments & Chairman of DreamWorks Animation

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 Mellody Hobson Biography

Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, the Chicago-based investment-management company, and chairman of DreamWorks Animation. Hobson, who also serves on the boards of Estée Lauder, Starbucks, the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the Sundance Institute, is an advocate for investor education and financial literacy, contributing regularly to CBS News, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Black Enterprise magazine. She is a graduate of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Mellody is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Ariel Investment Trust. Beyond her work at Ariel, Mellody 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. She also contributes weekly money tips on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and pens 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. Mellody is a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. Her community outreach includes serving as chairman of After School Matters, a non-profit that provides Chicago teens with high-quality, out-of-school time programs.

She is chair of The Economic Club of Chicago’s board of directors, a board member of The Chicago Public Education Fund, George Lucas Education Foundation, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and Sundance Institute, where she has been appointed emeritus trustee. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors.

In 2015, Mellody was named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. Mellody earned her AB from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. She has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Howard University, St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California.

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  • 1. Retirement and the Affects on the Aging Diversity Market

  • 2. How People from Different Walks of Life Save for Retirement

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Mellody Hobson

President of Ariel Investments & Chairman of DreamWorks Animation

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Mellody Hobson Biography

Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, the Chicago-based investment-management company, and chairman of DreamWorks Animation. Hobson, who also serves on the boards of Estée Lauder, Starbucks, the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, the Chicago Public Education Fund, and the Sundance Institute, is an advocate for investor education and financial literacy, contributing regularly to CBS News, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Black Enterprise magazine. She is a graduate of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Mellody is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Ariel Investment Trust. Beyond her work at Ariel, Mellody 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. She also contributes weekly money tips on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and pens 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. Mellody is a director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation. Her community outreach includes serving as chairman of After School Matters, a non-profit that provides Chicago teens with high-quality, out-of-school time programs.

She is chair of The Economic Club of Chicago’s board of directors, a board member of The Chicago Public Education Fund, George Lucas Education Foundation, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, and Sundance Institute, where she has been appointed emeritus trustee. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the executive committee of the Investment Company Institute’s board of governors.

In 2015, Mellody was named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. Mellody earned her AB from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. She has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Howard University, St. Mary’s College and the University of Southern California.

Mellody Hobson Videos

  • Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments, Discusses the Need for ...
    Feb 14, 2018 ... Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, said that her personal history had helped her understand the importance of financial...
  • Being Color Brave: A Conversation with Mellody Hobson
    Join us for a powerful conversation with Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments and named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential ...
  • Harvard Business School AASU Conference: Mellody Hobson ...
    Apr 12, 2015 ... Harvard Business School AASU Conference: Mellody Hobson Keynote. HBS AASU Conference. Loading... Unsubscribe from HBS AASU ...

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Mellody Hobson Speaking Topics

  • 1. Retirement and the Affects on the Aging Diversity Market

  • 2. How People from Different Walks of Life Save for Retirement

FAQs on booking Mellody Hobson

  • How to book Mellody Hobson?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mellody Hobson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mellody Hobson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mellody Hobson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mellody Hobson?
    Booking fees for Mellody Hobson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mellody Hobson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mellody Hobson?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mellody Hobson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mellody Hobson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mellody Hobson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mellody Hobson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Mellody Hobson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mellody Hobson for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Mellody Hobson generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Randi Zuckerberg, Jan Fields, Barbara Corcoran, Sheryl Sandberg and Sallie Krawcheck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mellody Hobson for an upcoming event.

Mellody Hobson Speaker Videos

  • Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments, Discusses the Need for ...
    Feb 14, 2018 ... Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, said that her personal history had helped her understand the importance of financial literacy.
    Being Color Brave: A Conversation with Mellody Hobson
    Join us for a powerful conversation with Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments and named one of Time Magazine's Most Influential ...
  • Harvard Business School AASU Conference: Mellody Hobson ...
    Apr 12, 2015 ... Harvard Business School AASU Conference: Mellody Hobson Keynote. HBS AASU Conference. Loading... Unsubscribe from HBS AASU ...
    Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?
    The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail." But, she says, that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this...
  • BBSA Conference Mellody Hobson
    Black Business Student Association Recorded: April 25, 2008
    My Breakthrough Moment in Leadership: Mellody Hobson - YouTube

Mellody Hobson Speaking Topics

  • 1. Retirement and the Affects on the Aging Diversity Market

  • 2. How People from Different Walks of Life Save for Retirement

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