The GIVEN Institute has developed a signature mentoring program available to women who have participated in a Leadership Forum.

The GIVEN Institute recruits and trains a network of mentors who want to accompany young Catholic women in activating their gifts for the Gospel. Particular attention is paid to the ways that women integrate faith, interpersonal relationships, professional aspirations, and vocational responsibilities.

If you are interested in becoming a GIVEN mentor or wish to learn more about the commitment and requirements for our program, please contact us.  We’d love to answer your questions or set up a phone call.

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Mentoring through the Forum

Mentors, both lay and consecrated women, support the young women who attend the Leadership Forum. There are two components to this part of GIVEN’s mentoring program.  A lay woman and a consecrated religious woman are assigned a small group to lead as mentors through the Forum, and after the Forum, each mentor works with young women one-on-one for one year to support them as they implement their Action Plans. The Action Plan is each young woman’s initiative to activate her gifts in her own community for the Church and the world. All of our mentors are faithful Catholics and experienced leaders.  They are eager to help the next generation of Catholic female leaders develop their gifts and succeed in their vocations.

Mentoring through The GIVEN Academy

GIVEN Mentors are invited to participate in The GIVEN Academy. Mentors work with The GIVEN Institute staff to produce virtual and in-person trainings for ongoing formation of Forum alumnae. The trainings will extend the exploration of topics covered at the Forum, develop various professional skills, and ultimately, fill the Church with vibrant, effective female leaders.  All alumnae as well as our international network of women are welcome to participate in our annual Academy offerings.

Mentoring through the GIVEN Network

The GIVEN Network is a vibrant, growing community of female leaders.  As such, we recognize that there are many Catholic women who desire to be part of our mission but who cannot come to the Forum. Potential mentors and faith leaders are encouraged to contact us about regional events, small group Discover the Gift studies, virtual engagement, and potential one-time mentoring connections.

Our Mentor Advisory Committee

Marylee MacDougall

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Endee, FSE

Jessica DePalo

Maryanne Means

Margarita Pineda-Ucero