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BLACK HISTORY IN FINANCE: Meet Mellody Hobson! The co-CEO and President of one of the largest African American-owned money management and mutual fund companies!

Mellody Hobson is a powerhouse in finance and a passionate advocate for financial literacy. Her journey blends corporate success with a commitment to positive change, making her a guiding light for aspiring leaders.



Early Life and Education:

Born in Chicago in 1969, Hobson learned resilience from a single mother. Her journey started at Princeton University, where her interest in finance took root. During college, she interned at Ariel Investments, foreshadowing the remarkable career ahead.



Financial Expertise and Leadership:

Hobson climbed the financial ranks and now leads as co-CEO and President of Ariel Investments, a major player in money management. Her influence extends beyond finance, breaking barriers and promoting diversity in the industry through insightful commentary.


Advocacy and Philanthropy:

Hobson champions financial literacy, dedicating herself to empowering others. She serves on various boards, tirelessly working for financial inclusion and education. Her philanthropy shines as Chair of the Board for After School Matters, ensuring Chicago teens access quality after-school programs.


Inspiration for the Future:

Hobson's journey challenges stereotypes and emphasizes diversity's importance in leadership. As Black History Month unfolds, let's celebrate her impact on finance, education, and advocacy.

Share your thoughts using #MellodyInspires. Let's toast to Mellody Hobson, a guiding star inspiring professionals, especially women and people of color. Raise your glass not only to her achievements but to the dreams beyond boundaries her story encourages.  Let's continue the conversation and celebrate the rich achievements that contribute to the our Black history. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackinFinance #MellodyHobson



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