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Katrina Jackson Makes Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 list

The annual award recognizes Chicago's next generation of CEOs, political geniuses, innovators and thought leaders who give back to the city.

Katrina Jackson

April 1, 2019

CHICAGO Chicago Scholars announced its 2019 35 under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact honorees and UL’s own Katrina Jackson was selected to be among them. The Chicago Scholars 35 under 35 award recognizes diverse, talented leaders in Chicago who are making an impact in their communities. At UL, Jackson develops the strategy and framework around employee onboarding, employee experience, performance approach, succession and talent review in her role as global manager of Talent Management.

“I enjoy being able to impact the organization on a grand scale,” Jackson said. “Much of what we do in Talent Management is not only global in nature but also transformative.”

Outside the office, Jackson’s influence on individuals throughout Chicagoland communities has not gone unnoticed. She has served on several boards, including Roseland Community Hospital, The Glass Slipper Project, Rush University Medical Center and is the founder of iShero, an organization focused on building and sustaining a strong pipeline of women leaders.

“It’s amazing and an honor to be recognized for Chicago Scholars 35 under 35,” Jackson said. “Looking at some of the past recipients, seeing the impact they’ve made and how much they’ve done in community advocacy is incredibly inspiring. Through my work, I aspire to generate economic empowerment and sustainability for underrepresented and under resourced communities, and hopefully I can inspire others to do the same.”

Chicago Scholars will present Jackson and the rest of the award recipients at their fifth annual Untied Gala described as college-themed anti-gala to celebrate and honor the next generation of leaders in Chicago on Friday, April 26.

About Katrina Jackson

Jackson has more than 10 years of experience working with global markets across various industries. With an extensive background in talent management and organizational development, she has demonstrated success in M&A integration, change management, cultural immersion and co-authored an internally produced book, “Leading Through Transition.” She is driven to impact those around her and committed to empowering individuals and corporations to actualize their greatest potential.

Jackson graduated from Spelman College where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and economics with a minor in management and organization. She also holds a Master of Arts in industrial-organizational psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

About Chicago Scholars

Chicago Scholars is a seven-year college access, success and career development program for financially under-resourced and first-generation Chicago college students. Committed to moving the dial for Chicago’s youth, the organization collaborates with community-based organizations and has a national network of more than 175 selective enrollment and Ivy League college and university partners. To learn more about Chicago Scholars, visit

About UL

UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywhere through the application of science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. The UL Mark engenders trust enabling the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. Everyone at UL shares a passion to make the world a safer place. We test, inspect, audit, certify, validate, verify, advise and train, and we support these efforts with software solutions for safety and sustainability. To learn more about UL, visit

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