Betsy McGregor is a passionate champion of women in politics. Betsy ran for nomination three times and Parliament twice, learning lessons on timing, strategy, and skills, which she shares in running campaign schools, nomination races, and leadership workshops. She spent 16 years crafting public policy on science, ethics, and gender, including fellowships at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School. A member of three women’s leadership boards, Betsy wrote Women on the Ballot to equip, empower, and inspire women by telling her story and the stories of over 90 women trailblazers. The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Canada’s only woman prime minister, has called Betsy “a truly strong role model and an inspiring mentor for future young women leaders.” In 2021, Betsy was appointed to the Order of Canada “for her promotion of women in science and for her commitment to nurturing Canada’s next generation of leaders.”
Betsy lives on Clear Lake in the Kawarthas.