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Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson is co-CEO of Ariel Investments, the first Black-owned asset management firm in the United States, and the chair of the board of Starbucks.

“Boardroom excellence includes the responsibility to help a company see around corners.”

— Mellody Hobson
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Featured in these episodes:
Mellody Hobson, guest
November 16, 2021

Your board of directors can make or break you. In fact, Reid believes, the wrong board member can break your company faster than the right board member can make it. Learn the five vital mindset shifts that can help you create a better board.

Mellody Hobson, guest
July 6, 2021

To move at the speed of opportunity, you need to accelerate expertise. Mellody Hobson is co-CEO of Ariel Investments, the largest minority-owned investment firm in the United States, as well as board chair of Starbucks. Her entrepreneurial journey was fueled by an intense attention to learning from every mentor, every opportunity, and every mistake. Becoming both a fast and a deep learner is rarely something you’re born with, but it’s a practice we can all develop.