Mellody Hobson talks at Lucasfilm as part of their Diversity Speaker Series

Known by most Star Wars fans as the wife of George Lucas, Mellody Hobson is one of the most formidable business women in the US. Having risen to the position of senior vice president and director of marketing at Ariel Investments, she now sits on the board of many organisations including JPMorgan Chase & Co, Chicago Public Education Fund and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. She is also a director of the Starbucks Corporation serving as vice chair.

Earlier this week she was a guest at Lucasfilm as part of their Diversity Speaker Series.

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