Conference Sessions

2017 Session | Authentic Leadership: Leading with Vision and Truth

Mellody Hobson is a nationally recognized voice on financial leadership and investor education, and a pioneering business executive. From her humble Chicago childhood to success as an investment guru to director of major public companies like The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Starbucks Corporation – and her marriage to filmmaker George Lucas, Mellody Hobson has shattered stereotypes of every kind and always kept true to herself. Starting as an intern and rising all the way up to president of Arial Investments, there is no doubt why she was named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in the world. Now is your chance to get up close and personal in this intimate fireside chat to learn from her successes and mistakes. You will walk away inspired to take control of your professional life, think and act bravely and ultimately become the authentic leader you always aspired to be!

Moderator: Renee Syler, television personality and former anchor, CBS’ The Early Show

Speaker: Mellody Hobson, president, Ariel Investments and chairman of the board, Dreamworks Animation

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