Ideas, inspiration and insights delivered to your inbox weekly!

Join the thousands of thinkers who get our content first.
  • Active Promo Codes
    Cart Items
    Processing fee ($3.00 per ticket)
    $0.00 (0 tickets)
    proceed to checkout
    for additional order detail, or to apply free tickets, click here
    *Your shopping cart will expire after 15 minutes of inactivity

    Mellody Hobson

    President, Ariel Investments

    Mellody Hobson directs Ariel Investment’s firm-wide management and strategic planning, overseeing all operations outside of research and portfolio management, and serves as chairman of Ariel Investment Trust’s board of trustees. Hobson is also chairman of the board of DreamWorks Animation SKG, a director of Estée Lauder and Starbucks, chairman of After School Matters, and a board member of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, the Chicago Public Education Fund and Sundance Institute. She contributes regularly to CBS News, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Black Enterprise magazine.

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 15 2014

    Know someone who can inspire?

    Chicago Ideas is the ideas festival for everyone and is also open to all speakers. Suggest someone you think fits with our community of curiosity today.
    Suggest A Speaker