Caught between a productive yet testy Martha, consumed by her role as a servant, and a Mary whose part the Lord endorses as the better part as she rests and abides in Him, how does a woman in the workplace know how to successfully navigate these personality types? Is there a third way? Becoming Magdalene explored lessons we can learn from the Apostle of the Apostles as we seek to bring her zeal for and close companionship with the Lord into all that we do.
Danielle M. Brown is a member of GIVEN’s Advisory Council and the Associate Director of the ad hoc Committee Against Racism at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. There, amongst other duties, she speaks to dioceses, apostolates, and pastoral associations on various topics related to the Committee’s work and its relationship to evangelization. Born and raised in the Archdiocese of Detroit, she is a lawyer licensed in the State of Michigan and a former Michigan Supreme Court appointed Commissioner for the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners. Before coming to the USCCB in May 2018, she served on several boards, commissions, and ministries. In Lansing, she founded one of the first of Renewal Ministries’ I.D.916 chapters, a young adult discipleship model now simply known as I.D. She was a diocesan delegate to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Convocation of Catholic Leaders and the National Black Catholic Congress in 2017. Prior to joining the conference, Brown was a three-time governor appointed appellate administrative law judge in unemployment and workers compensation for the State of Michigan. Before those terms of service, she was an administrative law judge and an assistant deputy legal counsel to the Governor of the State of Michigan.