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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Kate Malone Jackson

Lecturer in Leadership, Business and Entrepreneurship

Kate Jackson is passionate about transformational change and helping everyone - from students to organizations - realize their full potential. She has designed and implemented major change programs for Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations that improve performance, build capabilities, and strengthen behavior over time. At Accenture and Deloitte Consulting, Kate worked on high-profile efforts to drive change at scale, including enhancing customer experience journeys, innovating products and services, improving sales effectiveness, and redesigning operating models for agility. Her clients included Hallmark, Black & Decker, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Allstate, R.R. Donnelly, Crown, J.P. Morgan, WTTW, Steppenwolf Theater, Lollipop Theater Network, Save Me a Seat Films, and Masco Corporation. In 2009, Kate launched her own business venture writing and publishing bespoke children’s books, which offered over 20 unique titles to children ages 3 - 7.

Kate serves on a number of boards, including The John G. Shedd Aquarium Board of Trustees Marketing & Guest Engagement Committee and Gala Committee, the Women’s Board of The University of Chicago, and the Lake Bluff Public Library. She also gives talks at The University of Chicago on the benefits of a liberal education in today’s marketplace and effective fundraising strategies. And has taught classes at UCLA Anderson School of Management on change management, business writing, and effective presentation skills.

Kate has worked with students at The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, UCLA, University of Kentucky, Penn State, Rhodes College, University of the Pacific, and Lake Forest College on transitioning from college to career, including preparing for case study interviews, informational interviewing, resume development, cover letter writing, and networking. During her tenure at Accenture and Deloitte, she managed many of the recruiting efforts at Northwestern University and The University of Chicago, leading the recruiting team for The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Lake Forest College’s Career Advancement Center, she co-founded a program connecting Fortune 500 business executives with liberal arts students.

Kate received her BA & MA in English from The University of Chicago and her MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management. She lives in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Areas of Specializaion

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Non-profit Business, Business Management,


MBA, The UCLA Anderson School of Management

BA & MA, English, The University of Chicago

Selected Courses Taught

ENTP 170 Your Future Self