This will be the first marriage for Mellody, who is the president of Chicago-based investment management firm, Ariel Investments LLC and the second for George, whose union with Marcia Lucas lasted from 1969 to 1983.
Hobson said she first met the Olympian, former senator, and former Democratic presidential candidate at the age of 17 when Bradley helped convince the burgeoning businesswoman to attend Princeton, his own alma mater, over Harvard.
Source:eonline However, their happiness was doubled on August 12, 2013, when they became parents to their newly born child.
He is also the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.
“That was something that I thought was a very generous and thoughtful thing to say, and when you’re 22 years old and you’re going into the big world of finance and you know nothing about nothing, it was a very reassuring and compelling comment to give me as a young person.” Oftentimes, Hobson would be the only female and African-American in those rooms, but that didn’t stop her from speaking up. “My oldest sister is two decades plus older than me. My family made sure I knew that I was not planned,” Hobson said.
“Because I was the only child in this family of six kids, in some ways, I was very comfortable being different and standing out and having my own opinion.
“Bravery means that you’re fearful,” Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson said to an audience of 1,600 during the annual Women in the Forefront luncheon on April 15. I think that’s more important than anything else, especially for women.” Hobson, 47, has been working at Ariel Investments since her graduation from Princeton University.
She also serves on multiple boards, including the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc., After School Matters, The Chicago Public Education Fund and Sundance Institute.
This may be a plus point for their relationship as Lucas also works in the same field, sharing the same work field must definitely help in understanding each other better.Ignatius College Prep high school, and subsequently attended the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.Soon after her graduation from Princeton, Hobson joined Ariel Investments as an intern and rose to become the firm's senior vice president and director of marketing.Students at the nation’s top film schools in recent months have been treated to a generous serving of horror stories to offset the fantasy of entering the entertainment business.The industry’s dark side has been front and center in the news, including painful revelations about alleged sexual harassment and other abuses by leading industry figures from mini-mogul Harvey Weinstein to Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.He was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm before selling it to The Walt Disney in 2012.George started dating Mellody Hobson in 2006 and after dating for about 7 years, George popped the question in January 2013.“Because my opinions come out so strong and because I can sound so sure and confident, it can stifle other people’s opinions,” she said.“I have to work really hard at thinking about how to balance that, how to still be authentically me but not create a scenario where others feel fear in not agreeing with me.” Guests at the Women in the Forefront luncheon from left to right: Ilene Gordon, Carla Michelotti, Jamie-Clare Colvin, Kym Hubbard, TCN Board Chair Donna Thompson, TCN President & CEO Kate Bensen, Mellody Hobson, Sally Blount, Kapila Anand and Elizabeth Hartigan Connelly. But if you just watch your feet and just go from one place to the next, you will succeed.In 2000, she ascended to become the president of Ariel, a Chicago investment firm that manages over billion in assets.Hobson is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Investment Trust and the Chair of Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc.