Elsie Gregory MacGill was elected National President of the Canadian Business and Professional Wome's Clubs in 1962 for a two-year mandate. Her organizing skills as an engineer came into play in a major way and she worked hard to achieve a long list of resolutions from the club members. For instance she led two delegations of members to present their briefs tied to these resolutions in meetings with Canadian prime ministers.
Elsie also completed a cross-country tour giving speeches at a range of different clubs and supporting their efforts to advance the cause of women within the country. This role provided her with extensive media coverage and strategically positioned her for future feminist service.