Celebrating Belonging: See Hear Love Hosts Canadian Christian Women Leaders at Crossroads for International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024, Crossroads’ studio was abuzz for See Hear Love’s celebration of belonging, gathering a dynamic group of Christian women leaders.

Visionary, Host, and Executive Producer Melinda Estabrooks orchestrated a gathering that transcended mere discussion, weaving themes of unity, service, innovation and a sense of belonging. Guest panel facilitators Cheryl Nembhard (Executive Director, Women Speakers Collective) and Senait Litchmore (Therapist, Speaker & Coach) brought warmth and wisdom to the room. With genuine spirit and courage, 16 speakers inspired a diverse gathering of women leaders with their lived experiences and wisdom, responding to Melinda’s thoughtfully curated questions. The questions were carefully designed as a beacon for Leading, Serving, and Belonging—inspiring Inclusion and affirming the comforting truth that we are never alone—we are each seen, heard, and deeply loved by God!

The afternoon unfolded as a chorus of laughter and tears, marking a sacred communion of sisterhood. Here we chronicle just a few of the compelling insights from trailblazing Canadian Christian women leaders—a testament to the shared mission of faith, leadership, and belonging.


  1. Dorothy Pang (Interim Director, Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre), a beacon of inspiration, reminded us that as Christ-followers, we are not imposters in the spaces we dream of occupying. Rather, we are called and chosen by a higher purpose, urging us to step into our roles with confidence and purpose.
  2. Sue Wigston (CEO, Givesome), with her stirring words, reminded us that even in our toughest chapters, we are not alone. With faith as our anchor, we can weather any storm, knowing that our story ends in victory.
  3. Caroline Riseboro (President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation), illuminated the importance of consistent values in times of crisis, urging us to hold fast to our core beliefs and trust in a sovereign God who guides us through every challenge.

These inspiring insights really brings home the message: our leadership path is carved out through shared purpose, faith, and the warmth of our community. Every message is a gentle nudge to embrace the unique gifts we bring to the table, to lead with sincerity and kindness, and to support each other as we face life’s twists and turns.

If you ever feel like you need encouragement on your leadership journey, just remember that Crossroads’ 24/7 prayer line (1-866-273-4444) is here to lend a compassionate ear and join you in prayer.

There’s a verse that speaks beautifully to our sense of belonging: “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:5). It’s a lovely reminder that we’re intertwined in our faith journey, giving us a sense of unity, and belonging.

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