We are delighted to invite you to an intimate lunch with the inspirational Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, a Director of Starbucks Corporation and The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and recently appointed as Chair of the Economic Club of Chicago.
The lunch will be on Friday, September 1 and is being generously hosted for AmCham by PwC. It will be a fireside chat facilitated by Tara Joseph, President of The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.Mellody will discuss:
- Importance of promoting financial literacy
- Diversity as a competitive advantage in business
- Key guiding principles of leadership in business
- Views on the U.S. economy and state of politics
- SPACE IS LIMITED - register NOW to secure your seat. Bookings will only be confirmed with payment in advance.
- First 15-20 minutes is for networking
- Buffet lunch and beverages included
Hosted by the Women of Influence CommitteeAbout Mellody HobsonMellody is the first African-American woman to chair the Economic Club of Chicago, and the second woman in a row to chair the 90-year-old organization. She was also named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. Mellody is a regular contributor and analyst on finance, the markets and economic trends for CBS News. She also contributes weekly money tips on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and pens a column for Black Enterprise magazine.
Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook Chief Operating Officer, credits a comment Hobson made with inspiring her to write her best-seller, Lean In. Sheryl told Vanity Fair about her views on Mellody in a feature, “My life was altered by meeting her, and that’s not something I say lightly. She is such a big part of my path taken. I think she does that for everyone.”About Ariel Investments
Ariel Investments is an employee owned boutique equity fund manager with $11.8bn in firm wide assets at the end of June 2017 of which $4.9bn is in global and international equities. It was founded in 1983 in Chicago by John W. Rogers, Jr. to manage U.S. small and mid-cap equities strategies.
At the start of 2012, the firm launched its Ariel global equity product under the stewardship of a proven and seasoned investor, Rupal J. Bhansali, Chief Investment Officer, International and Global Equities based in New York. With a distinguished 20-year track record, Ms. Bhansali was named a “Global Contrarian” by Barron’s in 2015, and a “Global Guru” by Forbes International Investment Report in 2009. In 2015, Ariel entered the Asia Pacific region by opening a Sydney office, headed by Ian Webber, Senior Vice President, Head of Asia Pacific & MENA. For more information about the firm, please visit www.arielinvestments.com.