Giving You the Business - Netflix

Each week, four standout employees are handpicked by their CEO and secretly put to the test in a series of outrageous challenges designed to gauge their skills. With hidden cameras capturing their every move, the strongest candidate will walk away with the keys to their very own franchise worth up to half a million dollars!

Giving You the Business - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-04-25

Giving You the Business - Mellody Hobson - Netflix

Mellody Hobson Lucas (born April 3, 1969) is an American businesswoman who is the president of Ariel Investments. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of DreamWorks Animation,, having stepped down after negotiating the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., by NBCUniversal in August, 2016. In 2017, she became the first African-American woman to head The Economic Club of Chicago.

Giving You the Business - Career - Netflix

Soon after her graduation from Princeton in 1991, Hobson joined Ariel Investments as an intern and rose to become the firm's senior vice president and director of marketing. In 2000, she ascended to become the president of Ariel, a Chicago investment firm that manages over $13 billion in assets. It is also one of the largest African American-owned money management and mutual fund companies in the United States. Hobson is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ariel Investment Trust. She is a regular contributor on financial issues on CBS This Morning and a spokesperson for the annual Ariel/Schwab Black Investor Survey. Hobson serves on the board of many organizations, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and the Sundance Institute. She is also a director of the Starbucks Corporation, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.. Hobson has been acclaimed in selections such as Time's 2015 Time 100 List, the magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world)., Ebony magazine's “20 Leaders of the Future” (1992), Working Women Magazine's “20 Under 30” (1992), the World Economic Forum's “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” (2001), Esquire's “America's Best and Brightest” (2002), The Wall Street Journal's 50 “Women to Watch” (2004). Hobson created and hosted a show on ABC on May 29, 2009, called Unbroke: What You Need to Know About Money, featuring celebrities such as the Jonas Brothers, Oscar the Grouch and Samuel L. Jackson. Actress Vanessa L. Williams based her character, self-made businesswoman Courtney Paige (in the American television drama, The Good Wife), on Hobson, studying her via Hobson's TED talks. In 2017, Hobson was named to head the Economic Club of Chicago, the first African-American woman to do so. On August 6, 2017 Hobson guest hosted CBS Sunday Morning's annual “Money Issue” episode. On June 4, 2018, Hobson was named as Vice-Chair of Starbucks Corporation.

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