Claudette McGowan

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Claudette McGowan is a Canadian global information technology professional, podcast host, and children's book author.

Professional Life

Claudette McGowan is currently the global executive officer for cybersecurity at TD Canada.

McGowan is the host of technology podcast C Suite.[1]

McGowan authored the children's book, Triple Threat, published in 2017.[2]

McGowan helped launch the female-focused angel fund, Phoenix Fire, focused on early stage tech startups.[3]

Her focuses are digital transformation, optimizing infrastructure and improving service experiences.[4]


Toronto Life magazine included McGowan in their annual Top 50 Most Influential Torontonians list in 2019[5] and 2020. [6]

McGowan was included in Digital Finance Institute's 2019 list of Canada's Top 50 Women in FinTech.[7]

The National Angel Capital Organization highlighted McGowan as a business leader who is "driving positive change" in Canada.[8]

Women's Executive Network named McGowan as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019.[9]

AdWeek magazine named McGowan as a Toronto Brand Star in 2019.[10]

Personal Life

McGowan's mother immigrated to Canada alone from the West Indies. In Canada, she met her husband, had McGowan and became a registered nurse.

In 2011, McGowan earned her MBA from Athabasca University while working at BMO. She became pregnant with her second child during the last year of her studies.[11]

McGowan is the founder of the Black Arts & Innovation Expo.[12]

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  1. "‎C Suite on Apple Podcasts".
  3. "Phoenix Fire launches angel fund focused on women entrepreneurs | BetaKit". 11 March 2022.
  4. "Claudette McGowan".
  5. "The 50 Most Influential Torontonians of 2019". 21 November 2019.
  6. "The 50 most influential Torontonians of 2020". 18 November 2020.
  8. "NACO names Claudette McGowan, Mohamad Fakih among 'Nation Builders of the Year' | BetaKit". 22 March 2022.
  10. "Adweek Honors Toronto's Innovators".
  11. "She does because she can". 18 December 2018.
  12. "Claudette McGowan: Celebrating Black History Month through #BAIE2020".