Session 7 – Tuesday June 20 2023
Assembling Your Team: Learn about the different campaign team roles, personality traits and skills to look for, as well as tips on how to recruit and manage volunteers and staff.
- Dr. Betsy McGregor, C.M
Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) McGregor is a good friend to Equal Voice NL. She is an internationally recognized woman in science and champion of gender analysis, diversity and ethics in science and leadership. In 1987, Betsy founded the World Women’s Veterinary Association sponsoring field projects supporting rural women and children globally, while illustrating the power of indigenous and local knowledge systems.
Overseas, Betsy worked in Asia and Europe with the United Nations. At Industry Canada and Agriculture Canada, she focused on food safety, food security and ethics in biotechnology. Her work culminated in the Head of Public Service Award and a Fellowship in Ethics, Science and Governance at Harvard Medical School.
Betsy’s expertise was highlighted in UNESCO’s World Science Report as a co-author of its inaugural chapter, “The Gender Dimension of Science”. She wrote a Commonwealth Secretariat “Guidebook on Mainstreaming Gender” and was Director of Studies for the UN Commission on Science and Technology Gender Working Group, tabling its declaration at the United Nations Fourth World Conference in Beijing. In Canada, Betsy served as Deputy Director of The Gender Institute at Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Betsy – an athlete – has summited two of the world’s Seven Summits, walked El Camino and, closer to home, coached Special Olympics Soccer in Peterborough, Ontario. An advocate of diversity in leadership, Betsy founded the APEC Women Leader’s Network, served on Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, SHAD Board and ran twice for Canadian Parliament.
To inspire, equip and empower future leaders, Betsy interviewed 95 path breakers for her book “Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power” featuring former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, the Honorable Flora MacDonald, and powerful personal stories across party lines at all political levels including Indigenous leaders. This book is included in your swag bags.
In December 2021, Dr. McGregor was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of her promotion of women in science and for her commitment to nurturing Canada’s next generation of health and political leaders. She has also been named a University of Guelph Alumni of Honour