The GIVEN Institute (“GIVEN”) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to activating the gifts of young adult women for the Catholic Church and the world. We inspire and equip the next generation of female leaders to “receive the gift that they are; realize the gifts they’ve been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give.” Through leadership training, faith formation, and dedicated mentoring, GIVEN forms women for mission and for life.
The flagship event of the GIVEN Institute is the Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum (“Given Forum”). The annual event brings together more than one hundred young adult women from across the country for a four-day forum. It is designed for young adult Catholic women seeking leadership training, faith formation, and practical support to better understand and pursue their particular mission and/or vocation.
The following episodes are talks from previous GIVEN Forums.
Accompanying And Serving Refugees - Joan Rosenhauer
Women have a very unique role to play in caring for human life. In her talk, Joan addresses the importance of accompanying and serving the refugees, and discusses the particular gift that women have for accompaniment and advocating for the dignity of every person.
Bringing Hope and Purpose to Children in Uganda - Clare Byrne
As women, we are frequently presented with the opportunity to bring hope and purpose to those around us. In her talk, Clare shares her experience of being called to found Imprint Hope to better serve Ugandan children with disabilities and their mothers and the ways in which her Catholic faith has...