Mellody Hobson, Class of ’91, visited campus this weekend after receiving the distinguished Woodrow Wilson Award. Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments and serves as a member on many corporate boards including that of Starbucks. After giving a speech titled A Bright, Orange Guiding Light, Hobson joined the Black Alumni Council and current undergraduates for an intimate conversation with Samson Mesghena '08. Themes included Hobson’s commitment to promoting financial literacy, advice to young black alumni and students about how to successfully navigate predominately white spaces, and the importance of philanthropy at all stages of one’s life.
Hobson earlier visited campus during the She Roars conference, where she spoke with the host of the She Roars Podcast and award-winning journalist, Margaret Koval. You can hear the full conversation on the She Roars Podcast.