GIVEN in the media

CReating Our Holy Home Podcast

“For When You’re Discerning How to Use Your Gifts” | Madison Cipoletti

June 27, 2024

Madison Cipoletti, GIVEN 2024 participant, shares her inspiring experience at the Forum. She opens up about embracing her identity as a beloved daughter of God, the importance of receiving love, and discovering and using our unique gifts.

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EWTN News – Pro-life Weekly

Mary Ann Glendon Receives Inaugural Fiat Award | Montse Alvarado

June 13, 2024

Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and Harvard professor receives the Fiat Award. The Given Institute recognizes Glendon for her fortitude in the public square as a Catholic leader, her mentorship of students and continued service to the Church.

National Catholic REgister

Gathering of Grace: Nearly 300 Women Unite at GIVEN Leadership Forum | Adriana Azarian

June 12, 2024

Nearly 300 women with hopes of having a faith-driven impact on the world around them gathered at the Catholic University of America to discover their gifts to the Church…

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National Catholic REgister

Mary Ann Glendon: Scholar, Ambassador and Friend of the Unborn | Matthew McDonald

June 11, 2024

The legal scholar and former ambassador to the Vatican will receive the inaugural Fiat Award from the GIVEN Institute…

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OSV News

“GIVEN Forum Equips Young Women To Pursue Their Unique Callings” | Lauretta Brown

June 8, 2024

Young Catholic women face a lot of pressure today as they try to discern their vocations in life amid a secularized and polarized culture.

One group, originally founded by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious in 2018 after a successful 2016 event, is helping women find affirmation and guidance through a unique mentorship program that encourages them to discover and embrace their God-given gifts…

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Ave Maria Radio

Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo | Michelle Hillaert

May 28, 2024

Executive Director of the GIVEN Institute Michelle Hillaert joins guest host Sherry Brownrigg to discuss women’s vocations, roles, and work in the world along with GIVEN’s continued mission to equip the next generation of Catholic female leaders for the Church and world.

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Little with GReat love

“What Are the Biggest Challenges Facing Catholic Young Adult Women?” | Michelle Hillaert

April 23, 2024

Executive Director of the GIVEN Institute Michelle Hillaert joins founder of Little With Great Love Lisa Martinez to discuss three of the biggest challenges that Catholic young adult women face today along with three actionable ways to help overcome those challenges in an effort to bring renewal from within.

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The MEssy Family Podcast

“What REAL ‘Girl power’ Is” | Michelle Hillaert

March 18, 2024

Every woman is called and gifted. Those gifts begin to grow when a woman knows who she is as a daughter of God. Mike & Alicia Hernon from the Messy Family Project discuss this topic with Michelle Hilleart, GIVEN Executive Director. There are so many lies and confusing messages being given to young women today and these messages are preventing them from not just being who they were created to be, but also preventing them from knowing how they were created. Listen in to hear about what REAL “girl power” is!

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Blessed is she Blog

GIVEN: The Gift of Accompaniment, the Gift of Hope” | Lindsey Weishar

December 8, 2023

Hearing the invitation to “Discover the gift that only you can give because of the gift you are” is one that still resonates, even a few years after my GIVEN Forum experience. When I applied for the 2021 Forum, the opportunity appeared like a light in what was in many ways a year of darkness. COVID’s physical devastation and devouring isolation descended a few short weeks after I first learned about GIVEN in February 2020…

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THe GEnius Podcast

Fostering Spiritual Maternity: Cultivating Meaningful Connections With Other Women” | Cynthia Psencik

October 30, 2023

Catholic speaker Karen Doyle and Cynthia Psencik, GIVEN Mentoring Program & Alumnae Director, delve into the world of fostering spiritual maternity, building authentic connections, and nurturing meaningful relationships with other women. Cynthia, an expert in this area, shares her wisdom and experiences, offering invaluable insights into the importance of mentorship and meaningful connections in the context of faith. Karen and Cynthia discuss their work and highlight the significance of authenticity, openness, and embracing one’s unique story in the journey of mentorship.

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