IWMN Symposium

The Shift We Need

in 2020

A free, one-day, online symposium on how to

move forward in light of current events

July 25, 2020

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST | 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM MST |

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM CST | 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

About the Symposium

In light of the global pandemic and racial injustice, in a strange new world of screens, which affect everything about how we do life, how do we make sense of our complex emotions and what actions must we take in this unprecedented new normal in order to move forward?


This year’s free, one-day, online IWMN Symposium led largely by women of colour, will focus on helping all women of all walks of life address these pertinent yet challenging issues of our times; creating space to learn from one another through small groups, receive encouragement and prayer, and start to move together in the shift we need in 2020.

Our distinguished and prolific Speakers and Panelists will address the following topics in order to equip us with tools and wisdom as we wrestle with questions such as:


  • Where is God in the midst of suffering with a global pandemic and rising racial tensions?

  • What effects does racial trauma have on my mental health?

  • How can I pivot during this financial and pandemic crisis?

  • and more!


Join in this empowering movement of women from across the United States and Canada for this momentous time of challenge, healing and transformation.


Speakers and Panelists

Proud to bring inspirational speakers and panelists from across the U.S. & Canada 

Dr. Cheryl M. Brown, PhD

Pastor | Founder | Director of Education

Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Summer Dior Fuller, MA

Ordained Minister | Spoken Word Artist

San Diego, CA, USA

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Dr. Linda P. McRae,

PsyD, LCSW, MDiv

Psychologist | Pastor | CEO

Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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Ali Gee-Lewis

Minister | Educator | Podcast Manager

Madison, WI, USA

Solange Belluz, MA, MBA, MDiv

Independent Coach | Corporate Trainer | Executive Director

Toronto, ON, Canada

Donna Nealy, MSc

Business Owner | Wholistic Health & Wellness Consultant | Fitness Trainer

Kernersville, NC, USA

Jasmine Rennie

Entrepreneur | Youth Worker Against

Human Trafficking

San Diego, CA, USA

Ashlee Campbell

Youth Minister | Children's Pastor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Skip McDonald

Nurse | Life Coach |

College Campus Minister

Atlanta, GA, USA

Pastor Noel Mitchell

Pastor | Mother | Student

San Diego, CA, USA

Yvonne Masella, MA Counselling

 Pastor | Relationship Coach | Organizational & Diversity Consultant

Montreal, QC, Canada

Christina Page, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Theology

Intercultural Educator | Faculty Member | Pastoral Team

Surrey, BC, Canada

Donna Scott, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

San Diego, CA, USA

Kettia Massenat,

B.A.Translation, B.A. Education 

Educator | Interpreter | Minister

Montreal, QC, Canada

Lindsay Nadine Benoît 

Worship Leader | Pastoral Team | Teacher

Montreal, QC, Canada

with your hosts...

Achlaï Ernest Wallace,

MA Christian Counselling

IWMN Executive Director

Montreal, QC, Canada

Constance Perry, JD

SoCalWMN Director

San Diego, CA, USA



Saturday, July 25, 2020

Please be sure to make note of the correct time zones: PST | MST | CST | EST

First Session 

9:00am - 9:10am PST  | 10:00am - 10:10am MST  |  11:00am - 11:10am CST | 12:00pm - 12:10pm EST

  • Welcome & Opening Prayer         


9:10am - 9:20am PST | 10:10am - 10:20am MST | 11:10am - 11:20am CST | 12:10pm - 12:20pm EST

  • Praise& Worship


9:20am - 10:20am PST | 10:20am - 11:20am MST | 11:20am - 12:20pm CST | 12:20pm - 1:20pm EST

  • “Where is God in the midst of this suffering of pandemic crisis, police brutality and rising racial tensions?"

  • Speaker: Dr. Cheryl  M. Brown

10:20am - 10:28am PST | 11:20am - 11:28pm MST | 12:20pm - 12:28pm CST | 1:20pm - 1:28pm EST

  • Break


10:30am - 10:37am PST | 11:30am - 11:37am MST | 12:30pm - 12:37pm CST | 1:30pm - 1:37pm EST

  • Spoken Word 

  • Speaker: Summer Dior Fuller 

10:40am - 11:40am PST | 11:40am - 12:40pm MST | 12:40pm - 1:40pm CST | 1:40pm - 2:40pm EST

  • "How racial trauma affects mental health: How can I heal from this  phenomenon when it keeps on happening?”

  • Speaker: Dr. Linda P. McRae

11:40am - 12:10pm PST | 12:40pm - 1:10pm MST | 1:40pm - 2:10 CST | 2:40pm - 3:10pm EST

  • Small Groups

12:10pm - 1:00pm PST | 1:10pm - 2:00pm MST | 2:10pm - 3:00pm CST | 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST

  • Lunch Break

Second Session

1:00pm - 1:30pm PST | 2:00pm - 2:30pm MST | 3:00pm - 3:30pm CST | 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST

  • “The complexity of justice & social media: How screens affect our perceptions & relationships during a pandemic and rising racial tensions and how we can use our social platforms for healing”

  • Speaker: Ali Gee-Lewis                                                    

1:30pm - 2:00pm PST | 2:30 - 3:00pm MST | 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST | 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST

  • “How will I survive financially? Learning how to pivot  during the pandemic crisis”

  • Speaker: Solange Belluz

2:00pm - 2:30pm PST | 3:00pm - 3:30pm MST | 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST | 5:00pm - 5:30pm EST

  • Panel 1: “How will I survive financially? Learning how to pivot  during the pandemic crisis”

  • Panelists: Donna Nealy, Jasmine Rennie, Solange Belluz

2:30pm - 3pm PST | 3:30 - 4:00pm MST | 4:30pm - 5:00pm CST | 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST

  • Small Groups

3:00pm - 3:30pm PST | 4:00pm - 4:30pm MST | 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST | 6:00pm - 6:30pm EST

  • Supper Break

3:30pm - 4:20pm PST | 4:30pm - 5:20pm MST | 5:30pm - 6:20pm CST | 6:30pm - 7:20pm EST

  • Panel 2: "The Shift We Need in 2020: How can we move forward in light of current events?"

  • Panelists: Ashlee Campbell, Skip McDonald, Pastor Noel Mitchell, Yvonne Masella, Christina Page, Donna Scott

4:20pm - 4:50pm PST | 5:20pm - 5:50pm MST | 6:20pm - 6:50pm CST | 7:20pm - 7:50pm EST

  • Closing: "Affirming our God-given beauty inside-out, including our melanin and beyond for the sake of the healing of our hurting communities”

  • Speaker: Kettia Massenat

4:50pm - 5:00pm PST | 5:50pm - 6:00 pm MST | 6:50pm - 7:00pm CST | 7:50pm - 8:00pm EST

  • Closing Remarks, Thank You's and Giving of Shalom     


Are you ready for the shift we need in 2020?