Christine Izuakor manages Global Security Strategy and Awareness at United Airlines. She plays a critical part in embedding cybersecurity in United’s culture by training the global workforce on cybersecurity, managing the organization’s security strategy and developing the teams’ talent pipeline. Izuakor earned a Ph.D. in security engineering, becoming the youngest and first African American woman to do so. Her rapid growth within the tech industry landed her a spot on Chicago Business Crain’s 2017 Tech 50 List, a roster of names to know in the Chicago technology scene. In 2018, she was also featured on Chicago’s 20 in their 20’s list which highlights some of the city’s youngest influencers.