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May 21, 2019


Patricia McLeod is a Corporate Director, Lawyer, and Compliance and Governance Advisor. She has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2018 in the Accenture Corporate Director category, by WXN. She is the chairwoman of the board for the Calgary Co-op and the Calgary Film Centre. Patricia has an MBA from Queen’s University, and business and law degrees from the University of Alberta. She is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and is a regular speaker on governance, privacy, leadership, regulatory issues, and cybersecurity.


Patricia joins me today to share her knowledge on cybersecurity and governance preparedness, from the viewpoint of the company board. She reveals exactly what information is at risk for cybersecurity attacks and highlights the potential impact and cost of a malicious attack. Patricia shares what the board of directors should know and the questions they need to be asking regarding cybersecurity. She also highlights the right way to handle hacks and thefts, even if a company does not have the right expertise in their IT department.



“Critical, from a board perspective, is to understand the resource investment that you need to make.” - Patricia McLeod




Today on I’m A Millionaire...So, Now What?:


  • Cybersecurity from the viewpoint of governance and the company board.
  • The personal information and knowledge assets that are at risk.
  • The information that hackers are attempting to steal.
  • Why it is vital to have a cybersecurity breach readiness plan.
  • Understanding and reviewing company insurance policies.
  • How boutique businesses and startups are also being targeted.
  • How to respond to cybersecurity attacks if you don't have expertise in your IT department.



Patricia McLeod’s Fun Frank Advice for Self-Made Millionaires & Wealthy Families:


  • Put your hand up, take on the tough challenges, and do the things that you don't think you are qualified to do. That's how you learn and how my whole career changed.



Connect with Patricia McLeod:






Join me for Elevated Conversations: Exploring Cybersecurity


Join me on May 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern for the exclusive, invitation-only event: Elevated Conversations: Exploring Cybersecurity with special guest, Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to learn more about the new frontier of online security. You’ll learn how CIRA is advancing the internet in Canada and worldwide as well as how they are shaping the internet governance around the world.


Email to request your exclusive invitation today!



Get Ready for Fun Networking & Fundraising!


Kick off your high-heels ladies, lace up your golf shoes, and get ready for an exciting, fun way to network with your business peers while raising money for a worthy cause. Join me, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell and Shelley True on September 5, 2019 for the all-women’s golf tournament, FORE-Play for Charity - the annual event supporting The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.


The FORE-Play for Charity event features fun ways to network with other Ottawa-based business leaders such as Open Mic, Cocktail Hour, the Red Carpet event, and a unique Makeup and Beauty Bar as well as a Gala Dinner.


So if you’re ready to lace up your golf shoes and tee off to support The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, visit to register today - or, become a sponsor to show the community you’re serious about mental health.


Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow FORE-Play for Charity on Facebook so you never miss an update on this important event.


Registration opens on April 1, 2019



Protect Yourself. Protect Your Family. Protect Your Assets


Protecting yourself, your family, and your assets are all essential elements of your roadmap to real riches as well as building and strategizing your financial plans.


If you’re ready to build your roadmap to riches and learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your assets, join us this spring for our Estate Planning Sessions with RBC Wealth Management.


Topic: Your Power of Attorney: Quite Possibly the Most Important Person You Will Ever Hire

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Time: 2pm - 4pm


Topic: Your Executor: What You Need to Know Before You Hire Yours

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 2pm - 4pm


Topic: Essential Family Conversations: Protecting Yourself and Your Wishes

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 2pm - 4pm


Location details will be provided when you RSVP to the event(s). To RSVP, email Colleen at



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