Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments

Mellody Hobson

“World-class” leadership

2/10/15 - With a head-down, focused tenacity, Mellody Hobson went from intern to president of Ariel Investments, LLC, and Chairman of Ariel Investment Trust and Dreamworks Animation SKG. Hobson shared her thoughts on leadership, urgency and giving back with Dean Sally Blount ’92 and a packed hall of Kellogg students during the Brave Leader Series, a talk sponsored by the J. Ira and Nikki Harris Family.

Hobson on sustaining excellence

Hobson on private advocacy versus public activism

Hobson on being “world-class”

Hobson on customers and shareholders

Brave Leader events

The Brave Leader 2019-2020 series will kick off Friday, September 27th featuring:

Hiro Mizuno ’95, Executive Managing Director and CIO, GPIF

Additional speakers for the series to be announced.


About the Series

Brave Leaders Dean Sally Blount
Dean Sally Blount '92 hosts prominent leaders from business, government and civil society who engage the Kellogg community in thought-provoking discussions about key issues facing the business community and the world at large.