Global Executive Officer for Cyber Security, TD Bank
About Claudette McGowan
Claudette McGowan is a global information technology leader with more than 20 years of success leading digital transformations, optimizing infrastructure and designing new approaches that improve service and security experiences. She has worked in the technology industry for several organizations such as Deloitte, Metropolitan Police Services, North York General Hospital, Bank of Montreal and TD Bank. Claudette began her career at BMO in 2000 and held multiple senior leadership roles including Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology Experience and Vice President of Digital Workspace Services. In 2020, she joined TD Bank as Global Executive Officer, Protect Fusion and Cyber Experience.
In her spare time, Claudette writes books for children, builds robots and is the founder of the Black Arts & Innovation Expo. Claudette is the recipient of several prestigious awards: This year, she was recognized as one of the Top 100 Leaders in FinTech from FinTech Magazine and she was awarded Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity from IT World Canada.Get to know Claudette McGowan
What are your hopes for the next generation of women in tech?
My hope is that more women are offered opportunities to be leaders in tech, with mentorship and encouragement. It's important young ladies of the future see their reflections in leadership roles, especially minorities.
What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Stay the course, be your best advocate.