Glenda Hatchett

2013 Speaker

Judge Glenda Hatchett is host and star, Judge Hatchett, former highest-ranking woman of color worldwide, Delta Air Lines and bestselling author. Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. Hatchett has presented leadership sessions for various companies including PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, Wal-Mart and Hospital Corporation of America Inc. (HCA). Additionally, she is frequently a lecturer throughout the country keynoting several national conferences.  Hatchett has served on the Boards of three Fortune 500 companies – HCA, The Gap Inc. and ServiceMaster Company.

Hatchett was appointed Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County (Atlanta, Georgia) Juvenile Court—becoming the first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court in Georgia and head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country.  Hatchett presides over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, now in its 12th season (Sony Pictures Television). Judge Hatchett won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series or Special for Television. Currently, Hatchett sits on the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons’ Board of Advisors, a position she has held since 2004, and serves as a consultant to the National Basketball Association and the National Football League. Moreover, she has consistently shown her commitment to community development through her service on numerous nonprofit boards.

Hatchett is the Founder and CEO of the newly established production company, Great Day Productions that specializes in television programming. She has been a legal contributor on national news outlets including, CNN, HLN, FOX News and “The TODAY SHOW,” and is the author of the national best sellers “Say What You Mean and Mean What You Sayand “Dare to Take Charge.” She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Roscoe Pound award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice, NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall award and she has been recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America” by Ebony magazine. Hatchett was named Distinguished Alumna at Mt. Holyoke College, which later granted her an honorary degree. Her other alma mater, Emory University Law School, named her Outstanding Alumni of the Year. Emory University also presented her with the highest award given to university alumni, the Emory Medal. @JudgeGHatchett

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