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 engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring -- makes for better businesses and a better society.
Apr 05, 2022 · Mellody Hobson. In her current role as co-CEO of Ariel Investments, Hobson is responsible for managing all areas of the company outside of research and portfolio management. As chair of the Board of Trustees, she leads the company’s publicly traded mutual funds. Prior to becoming co-CEO, Hobson served as Ariel’s president for nearly 20 years.
Jun 20, 2022 · Hobson’s on the chair of the board at Starbucks and a director of JPMorgan Chase, among other roles. Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson spoke with Hobson on June 13 and he came away impressed.
Jun 09, 2022 · Hobson, now the first Black woman to have equity in the NFL, gains the title due to her stake in The Walton-Penner ownership group that’s spearheading the Broncos deal. Walton mentions Hobson specifically in the official press statement, speaking of being “excited” to have her as an addition to the team.
Jun 13, 2022 · For Mellody Hobson, it’s always been about breaking financial barriers. With her latest move, the Ariel Investments co-CEO is proving she’s continuing to blaze that trail. ... Hobson is a ...
Jun 08, 2022 · Starbucks names Mellody Hobson board chair Walton, 77, was an early frontrunner in a crowded field of contenders vying for the first NFL team to go up for sale in four years, which included ...
Jun 09, 2022 · Hobson is the president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, the largest minority-owned investment firm. “For George and me,” Hobson said as she took the stage, “This [honor] is personal.