Mellody Hobson has a slate of corporate board seats that many a star executive would envy: She is a director at Starbucks (SBUX), Estee Lauder (EL), Groupon (GRPN) and DreamWorks Animation (DWA). And while her day job is serving as president of Chicago-based Ariel Investments, Hobson is also non-executive chairman of DreamWorks—as well as one of CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg's most trusted advisors.
How did Hobson get such plum corporate gigs? For MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 6, 2013 10:50 AM ET
The world's greatest investing duo talk about how they've helped each other exceed at investing--and life.
Warren Buffett and his lifelong investing partner Charlie Munger are rarely interviewed together except in front of 30,000-plus shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) annual meeting in Omaha each spring.
So, my recent sit-down with the two investing legends was a special event.
The new issue of Fortune features Buffett, 83, and Munger, 89 and other super-successful MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 31, 2013 11:50 AM ET
Besides acquiring 24 startups and reformulating her team at the top, Marissa Mayer has done something else key to doubling Yahoo's stock price. She has fixed a load of little problems to transform the corporate culture.
FORTUNE -- When Marissa Mayer landed at Yahoo (YHOO) as its new CEO 15 months ago, some employees told her, "There are 1,000 things you need to fix."
"It's really overwhelming when people come up and MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 22, 2013 10:33 AM ET
Over the next few weeks, I'll be writing about ideas shared and lessons learned at last week's Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.
First up, tomorrow: Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer, who talked about how she's turning around Yahoo—and so far more than doubled the stock price.
You'll find Fortune's 2013 MPW list and stories from the current issue here, MPW Summit coverage at fortune.com/women and the video playlist of main-stage MPW Summit MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 21, 2013 3:02 PM ET
Warren Buffett and Glenn Close brought down the house at the opening of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.
After Senator Susan Collins and IMF chief Christine Lagarde kicked off the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington D.C. Tuesday night with grim views of the dangers of the U.S. government shutdown, actress Glenn Close lightened the mood in high style. Taking the MPW Summit stage to disclose that she's venturing into a new phase of MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 16, 2013 6:23 AM ET
Angela Ahrendts' new job as head of Apple retail is her first gig outside of fashion. Given the Burberry CEO's digital knowhow and Apple's move toward wearable technology, it's a natural fit.
In recruiting Burberry (BURBY) CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail and online unit, Apple (AAPL) is acquiring a design fanatic, a digital evangelist, and a master of millennial marketing.
The move looks to be a win for Apple and MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 15, 2013 11:36 AM ET
The definitive guide to Fortune's 2013 Most Powerful Women lists, magazine stories and online extras.
Since we released Fortune's 2013 Most Powerful Women list Thursday morning, it's been hard to keep up with the many lists, charts and stories about the world's preeminent women leaders. Here's where you can find all our MPW content:
Click here to visit the homepage for Fortune Most Powerful Women. You'll see the U.S. MPW list, the MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 11, 2013 4:52 PM ET
Fortune's Most Powerful Women list has changed dramatically over 15 years. New stars have emerged. And for the first time, the most famous superstar didn't make the cut.
When Fortune published its first Most Powerful Women in Business list in 1998, there was Carly Fiorina at the top and not a huge amount of power underneath.
Relatively speaking, that is.
That 1998 Fortune MPW list included just two Fortune 500 CEOs: Jill Barad MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 10, 2013 4:56 PM ET
Women in technology top the Fortune Most Powerful Women list. Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer move up. Meg Whitman slips. Who's No. 1? IBM rules again.
Ginni Rometty is Fortune's 2013 Most Powerful Woman in Business. The (IBM) chairman and CEO, who took charge at the start of 2012, takes the No. 1 spot on the MPW list for the second year in a row.
PepsiCo (PEP) CEO Indra Nooyi retains her MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 10, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Warren Buffett likens the impasse in Washington to nuclear war. Out of this crisis, Americans should learn a great lesson, he says.Patricia Sellers - Oct 4, 2013 11:34 AM ET
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