This specialty is for women who are working within Catholic organizations (e.g. diocesan employees, youth/young adult/campus ministers, educators, non-profit employees) who would like to grow as leaders in their fields. Specific attention will be paid to the challenges and opportunities of working in non-profit and faith-based organizations. They will be mentored by experienced Catholic professionals who lead a variety of Church and non-profit ministries.

Alumnae

  • Kathryn Brewer

    Please share a little about yourself – feel free to include a fun fact! Hi there! I’m Kathryn. I’m currently a PhD candidate in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. When I’m not in the [...]

Videos

  • Regina Boyd – Communication, Boundaries and Avoiding Burnout Workshop – 2022 GIVEN Forum

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Blog Posts

  • An Unexpected Call to Work for the Church

    An Unexpected Call to Work for the Church

    "I’m going to do it.” That’s what I told my mom on the phone when I finally decided to leave my secular marketing career [...]

  • Girls laughing while walking

    Building Community after Mission

    I felt the pit in my stomach grow. Another weekend, no plans except studying, alone. Life as a graduate student was surprisingly isolating! How would [...]

  • On Mission in the Rio Grande Valley

    On Mission in the Rio Grande Valley

    When I heard Sr. Norma Pimentel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, speak at the 2016 GIVEN Forum, I felt [...]

  • The Love of My Mother

    The Love of My Mother

    A spiritual reflection on Our Lady of Guadalupe "Am I not here, I who have the honor to be your Mother? Could there be [...]

  • Recovering a Lost Vocation

    Lost Vocation Pentecostal experience. These are the two words I use to describe my GIVEN experience. For over a year, I had longed and [...]

  • "Belovedness"

    “Belovedness”

    Learning I am Beloved Throughout the process of praying about where the Lord was guiding me and how he wanted me to serve Him, [...]

  • Votes for Women

    Women, Rise Up! Catholic Female Leaders in Action

    During Women’s History Month, we are all more keenly aware of the impact of women leaders upon society.  Especially on March 8th, media outlets [...]

  • Being Receptive in a Tumultuous Time

    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 [...]

  • Advocacy Doesn’t End at the Ballot Box

    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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • 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 [...]

Saint Stories

  • St. Jacinta

    When St. Jacinta was canonized with her brother Francisco, a few years ago in 2017, the two children became the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized. Born in Portugal in 1910, Jacinta was the youngest [...]