Former Juvenile Court Judge & Star of Judge Hatchett
A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she represented Delta Air Lines in labor/personnel, and antitrust litigation and commercial acquisitions. As Public Relations Manager, she supervised global crisis management and handled media relations for 50 U.S. cities as well as all of Europe and Asia. Read More >
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Concern, Consistency, Caring for Our Children
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Judge Glenda Hatchett was Georgia's first African-American chief presiding judge of a state court, and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. Read More >
Her prayer, "God, please give me the strength to move my energy from grieving for the children you put before me to helping them," fortifies her daily. Judge Hatchett has had to contend with the grim reality behind these somber statistics: in the past ten years the violent crime rate for those under 18 has grown by more than 60%, while the number of child abuse and neglect cases has doubled. To battle the social ills behind these numbers – poverty, single parent households and families entrenched in a culture of substance abuse – Judge Hatchett has gone beyond her responsibilities as a jurist. She has created many innovative programs to steer young people from troubled lives.
Nationally recognized as an authority on juvenile and social issues and outspoken advocate for children everywhere, Judge Hatchett speaks passionately on what we all need to do to save this and future generations. Her presentations remind us that we need to protect our youth to insure our future. Read Less ^
With a charismatic and outspoken demeanor cultivated on Judge Hatchett, Judge Glenda Hatchett is excited to share with audiences the life lessons she’s learned and witnessed from years on the bench, including:
"She was a hit! She did a great job and we are very happy that she was this year’s speaker. We had 675 attendees this year and that was a record! We can’t wait to see the final numbers."
A total home run. Absolutely fabulous. Next year, I’m going to push for her as our Commencement speaker.
"I can't say enough about our experience with Judge Hatchett. She was the perfect addition to our evening. She was gracious, loving and full of life... Her words touched our hearts and really challenged us. Our kids haven't stopped talking about her since the Gala. Thank you so much for your suggestion... She will forever be in our hearts!"
Judge Hatchett was a huge hit! Our attendees are still raving about her passion and commitment to healthy children and strong families.
"She touched all of us with her passion and compassion. It’s so comforting to know we have people in such influential positions who can step down from their podiums and just take care of the child in front of them and get not get caught in the red tape. She cuts right through it! Thank you thank you, she was wonderful."
"Everything was excellent, excellent, excellent! Judge Hatchett was amazing and she did a wonderful job. I think everyone who attended the lecture enjoyed it and gained something from it. Thanks for making this possible.