May 25, 12:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Virtual Event
The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. will host a virtual Signature Event on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. David Rubenstein will interview Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments, LLC.

The interview is expected to cover, among other things, racial equity in the United States and corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Ariel Investments is the first African American-owned investment management firm in the nation, and as Co-CEO, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ariel Investment Trust—the company’s publicly traded mutual funds.

In February, Mellody co-founded the private asset management firm Ariel Alternatives with Leslie A. Brun. Its first initiative, Project Black, aims to scale sustainable minority-owned businesses and close the racial wealth gap.

Outside of Ariel, Mellody’s leadership has also been invaluable to corporate boardrooms across the nation. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation and is also a director of JPMorgan Chase.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Program – 12:00 PM EDT
REGISTER VIA ZOOM webinar. All media must pre-register.
 After registering you will receive a confirmation with information to access the program. The recording will also be posted to the Economic Club Website shortly after the event.
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CEO, AT&T Inc.
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CEO, United Airlines, Inc.
The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Established in 1986 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created to strengthen ties among the diverse and growing business community based in metropolitan Washington, D.C., and with the diplomatic community, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. promotes global awareness of the pivotal role Washington plays in the national and world economies. Its goals are twofold: to provide a prominent forum where eminent global leaders can share their insights about major issues of the day; and to promote a robust peer community for the area’s top executives. Today the Economic Club has over 900 members representing businesses and organizations operating all over the United States and abroad. Featured speakers in recent years have included the Presidents of the United States, Colombia, and Panama; the Prime Ministers of Finland, Israel and Singapore; a former Prime Minister of Great Britain; Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives; heads of the Federal Reserve Board; every Secretary of the Treasury since 1986; other Cabinet members and government officials; and leaders of Fortune Global 100 corporations. David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, is the current President.