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

The GIVEN Institute will recruit and train a network of mentors who want to accompany young Catholic women to activate their gifts for the Gospel. Particular attention will be 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 the three mentoring tracks, please contact us so that we can provide you with more information.

Mentoring at the Forum

Every participant will receive support from a dedicated lay mentor who is present throughout the Forum for their specific track. Small group sessions will be tailored to help facilitate relationships and answer topic-specific questions for their area. This will be complemented by the spiritual support and guidance offered by religious sisters and trained spiritual directors.

Master Classes

Alumnae will have access to ongoing formation through trainings led by GIVEN mentors that develop themes and topics covered at the Forum. These will include faith formation, leadership development, and practical skills.

One-on-One Accompaniment

We are building a network of leading Catholic women who will serve as mentors for alumnae of the GIVEN Forum and who apply for participation in our Art of Accompaniment Mentoring Program. GIVEN will develop training for mentors, match mentors with mentees, and provide resources (such as Microsoft Teams) to facilitate connection and evaluate success.

Our Mentor Advisory Committee

Marylee MacDougall

Sr. Mary Elizabeth Endee, FSE

Jessica DePalo

Maryanne Means

Margarita Pineda-Ucero