Everyone at WoK HQ was excited to share this profile because we know that depending on the industry you work in you may have missed her. Mellody Hobson is a formidable American businesswoman. Her accomplishments include being the President of a large investment company (Ariel Investments)as well as being Chair of the Board of the DreamWorks Animation company. Just one of these jobs would be enough for one person, but the Mellody takes them both in her stride.
Her story is all the more important and poignant because she joined Ariel as an intern proving that it is possible to learn and rise through the ranks. She also serves on various boards and gives her time to raise awareness about the issues that are important to her in a range of ways including fronting a television show about money management in 2009.
The final thing we will say about Mellody, because it is interesting, but by no means, an achievement or an accolade, is that she is also Mrs. George Lucas!