The 2019 GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum was held June 12-16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This annual event brings together young adult women ages 21 – 30 from across the country for a five-day forum. It is designed for young adult Catholic women seeking leadership training, faith formation, and support to better understand and pursue their particular mission and/or vocation.

We are so grateful to the 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

You can watch the 2019 talks on our YouTube channel!

Young Adult Women
Religious Sisters
Lay Mentors
Dioceses Represented


Meet some of the young women attendees and religious sister mentors
who were present at the 2019 GIVEN Forum! Learn about their
Action Plans and how the Forum impacted their lives.

  • Kara
  • Lissette
  • Carmel
  • Carla
  • Katie
  • Sr. Maria Catherine, OP
  • Sr. Agnes Therese, TOR

Cynthia “I think this 2019 Forum is timely especially in light of the recent synod calling for more opportunities for women in leadership positions. I think it is wonderful to have young women hear from and meet other women who are authentically living their faith whether in a Catholic professional setting or secular professional.” Cynthia, FORUM MENTOR
Archdiocese of New York
Marylee "The GIVEN Forum is meeting the needs of young women today by showing them the success of faithful, joyful women who have persevered in the world despite obstacles or the condition of today's societal norms." Marylee, FORUM MENTOR
General Electric Company
Dorothy "It was fantastic to see so many young women seeking to share Jesus and follow wherever God leads. As a mentor, the presentations and discussions were challenging me to be a better Catholic woman." Dorothy, PhD, Forum Mentor
Orano Federal Services
Dorothy Davidson