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Ariel Co-CEO says women can 'stand out'

Oct 14, 2019 - InvestmentNews
Board and Executive Moves

In July, Mellody Hobson was promoted to co-chief executive of Ariel Investments in Chicago, a company she initially joined as a college intern in 1989 and has served as president since 2000.

Ms. Hobson, 50, takes seriously her status as a role model for women and minorities in financial services, and she encourages others to "speak their truth" and not be too concerned about representing an outdated image of a financial services professional.

Now the largest shareholder of the $13 bi...