Do you want to become a part of the GIVEN Network of Catholic female leaders, meet hundreds of emerging leaders like you, receive mentoring, and activate the gifts that only you can give?
Consider being part of a GIVEN cohort.
The GIVEN cohort year brings together our three flagship programs: a week-long leadership Forum, one-on-one mentoring, and connection to the larger GIVEN Network. It’s a life-changing experience where you will learn how to grow as a Catholic female leader and implement a new initiative that serves others in your community.
When you’re accepted into a cohort:
- It begins with the Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum, a 5-day event where you will receive spiritual formation, leadership training, and community with seasoned leaders, both lay and religious, and your fellow emerging leaders.
- Following the Forum, you will work one-on-one with a mentor to implement an Action Plan. A GIVEN Action Plan is a new initiative that allows you to use your gifts to benefits others. Action Plans can take many forms, but through working on it and working with a mentor, you will continue to learn to receive the gift that you are, realize the gifts you’ve been given, and respond with the gift only you can give.
- At the end of your cohort year, your Action Plan will be a beautiful accomplishment of servant leadership, and you will be an Alumnae and official member of the GIVEN Network! As a Catholic female leader in our network, you will receive ongoing access to mentoring, professional connections, and a community of women who are passionately Catholic and ready to stand with you throughout life.
Who can apply for a cohort?
- Young adult Catholic women, ages 21-30, seeking leadership training, faith formation, and mentoring to better understand and pursue their particular mission and vocation.
- While Action Plans can and often do change, you will need to propose the rough details of an Action Plan as part of your application. If you have an idea or desire that’s been on your heart, now is the time to think about what it could really look like!