Rebecca MacDonald is one of the many visionary entrepreneurs who support The Next 36. Every year she speaks to N36ers about her successes and her failures as founder of Just Energy Group. She has tremendous insights into what it is like to be a female entrepreneur in a male dominated industry.
Rebecca has been engaged in the deregulation of natural gas for over 20 years. Before forming Just Energy in 1997 she was the President of EMI, another gas marketing company. She is a past director of the Canadian Arthritic Foundation and is actively involved in a number of other charities – recently opening the Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis research at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She was named Canada’s top woman CEO for 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 by Profit Magazine and was also named Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young in 2003.