“You Did It To Me:” Serving Pregnant Women as a Christian Woman

You did it to Me: serving pregnant women as a Christian woman By Ellen Witter, GIVEN '22 When I reflect on my experiences as a nurse, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s words come to mind: “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can [...]

“You Did It To Me:” Serving Pregnant Women as a Christian Woman2023-10-09T14:20:49-04:00

Finding Peace in the Smaller Dreams

As I entered the campus of the Catholic University of America for the 2021 GIVEN forum, I was filled with excitement. The place was buzzing with conversation as young women picked up their name tags and room keys, disorientedly but joyfully familiarizing themselves with what would be their home for the next five days. And I could feel from that joy that I was entering into something truly beautiful, something possibly, hopefully, transformative.

Finding Peace in the Smaller Dreams2023-05-02T16:57:09-04:00

6 Expenses to Watch Out for When Changing Careers

Perhaps you’re changing careers for a more lucrative salary – but taking on a new job often comes with unexpected hidden expenses. As a woman in the workforce, you want to get ahead, yet you don’t want to be caught off guard by surprise expenses as you advance in your new job. Consider the following tips when you’re changing careers.

6 Expenses to Watch Out for When Changing Careers2023-09-13T18:19:18-04:00

Veterans: Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much

Have you ever wondered how to show your support for the veterans in your life? The people that fought for our freedoms often go under-appreciated once their service days are behind them. But, it shouldn’t be that way as these heroes need us now just as much as we needed them then. In today’s GIVEN blog, we touch on a few ways to help those who have served us in the front lines.

Veterans: Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much2023-05-02T17:11:55-04:00

Embracing Your Single Years: Q&A with Beth Leverich

During our first annual International Women’s Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post ( 3 of 3) Beth Leverich shares her thoughts on motivation in a period of waiting, prayer, and more!

Embracing Your Single Years: Q&A with Beth Leverich2023-05-02T17:20:09-04:00

Embracing Your Gifts: Q&A with Rachel Bulman

During our first annual International Women’s Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post (2 of 3) Rachel Bulman shares her thoughts on the importance of using her gifts, the most important woman in her life, and hearing her vocational call.

Embracing Your Gifts: Q&A with Rachel Bulman2023-05-02T17:28:04-04:00

Embracing Your Femininity in Leadership: Q&A with Meghan Cokeley

During our first annual International Women’s Day Panel, you submitted so many excellent questions to our panel that we weren’t able to answer them all. So, we asked professional women from our GIVEN network to respond to them through our Blog! In this post (1 of 3) Meghan Cokeley, Director of the Office for the New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, shares her thoughts on what inspires her, what keeps her grounded and how we can discern God’s will for our lives.

Embracing Your Femininity in Leadership: Q&A with Meghan Cokeley2023-05-02T17:32:27-04:00

Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box

It’s been 100 years since women earned the right to vote, 56 years since that right was extended to all women in our society. But the divisiveness and animosity of recent election cycles have left many feeling jaded, depressed, unheard, frustrated, and just plain over it. Can you relate?

Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box2023-05-02T17:38:27-04:00

Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time

“As I reflected on the Given Forum 2019, the word ‘receptive’ had been planted on my heart. I had uncertainty about whether I was magnifying my gifts in my current life as a high school history teacher and coach at an all-girls Catholic school outside of Washington D.C. I loved the school, my students, and my coworkers, but I still felt a sense of restlessness in the silence. I was ready and receptive–with arms stretched out– to use my gifts to glorify God and to follow wherever He was leading me."

Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time2023-05-02T17:39:44-04:00

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