The flagship event of the GIVEN Institute is the Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum. The biennial event will bring together young adult women (21-30) from across the country for a four-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. Applicants are expected to be intentionally engaged with their Catholic faith but will come with different experiences and from diverse backgrounds.

No matter the track, ever participant will:

  • Hear keynote addresses and panel discussions from lay and religious women Catholic leaders on topics relevant to the contemporary, Catholic woman
  • Engage in peer and professional networking
  • Receive spiritual accompaniment from religious sisters
  • Receive support and guidance to execute a one-year, post-forum Action Plan
  • Have the opportunity to apply for on-going mentorship from members of the GIVEN network
  • Have time for prayer, reflection, and renewal in their love of God, love of self, and love of neighbor. Mass, confession, adoration, and spiritual direction will be available throughout the Forum.