“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.
(born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award-nominated American film director, producer, screenwriter and chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd.
He is best known for being the creator of the epic Sci-Fi franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones.
But despite being quite possibly the most iconic film series evs, the first film was pitched as, erm, not quite that.
“When you’re on location—this is something I discovered—everything is permitted,” Fisher explained to Guthrie.“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.His experiences growing up in the sleepy suburb of Modesto and his early passion for cars and motor racing would eventually serve as inspiration for his Oscar-nominated low-budget phenomenon, American Graffiti.Before young Lucas became obsessed with the movie camera, he wanted to be a race car driver, but a near fatal accident in his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina just days before his high school graduation quickly changed his mind.