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The launch of The GIVEN Institute was featured in many news outlets, as was the 2016 GIVEN Forum. Here is a sampling of those articles and interviews.

Aleteia

A new institute dedicated to inspiring and supporting young Catholic women is taking off

September 14, 2018

The GIVEN Institute is a new nonprofit dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women to “receive the gift that they are; realize the gifts they’ve been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give.” It is a blossoming of a seed planted in 2016 at the GIVEN Catholic Young Women Leadership Forum, organized by the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious.

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Catholic News Agency

New Catholic group aims to form next generation of women leaders

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C.  — The GIVEN Institute hopes to shape a new generation of Catholic leaders through a program of faith formation, mentoring, and leadership for young women.

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Catholic News Service

Women’s Catholic Leadership Program Officially Launches

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Catholic women’s leadership organization, the GIVEN Institute, which aims to encourage and train young women in leadership roles in the church and society, officially launched Sept. 12. “There are plenty of leadership programs in the private sector; there is no reason…”

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Crux | Taking the Pulse

New Institute Hopes to Build Women Leaders for the Church

September 12, 2018

NEW YORK – Ahead of next month’s much-discussed Vatican summit on young people, a new organization targeted at forming the next generation of women leaders within the Church and the wider culture was launched on Wednesday.

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National Review

September 12, 2018

Women on Divine Mission | A new institute is dedicated to mentoring young Catholic women for the future of the Church and the world.

Do young people know the gifts they have been given? The newly launched GIVEN Institute is dedicated to helping young women be good stewards of their talents, through mentorship and interaction with consecrated women in the Catholic Church. With so much scandal in the news, what will the next generation of leaders look like? GIVEN exists to help with formation and flourishing, building a network of women who seek to be part of the solution, following God’s call to each one of them. I spoke with Elise Italiano, the executive director of the institute, about what it hopes to accomplish

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National Catholic Register

August 29, 2017

GIVEN Forum Affirms Young Women in Christ’s Love
Gathering for Catholic women continues to bear fruit.

More than a year has passed since the “GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum,” and the fruits continue to show in the lives of Catholic women inspired by its 21st-century approach to emboldening disciples, centered in a radical encounter with Jesus Christ’s love.

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National Catholic Reporter/Global Sisters Report

June 15, 2016

GIVEN forum creates space for young Catholic women to embrace ‘feminine genius’

On the first night of GIVEN, Matt Maher’s “Hold Us Together” played softly over the speakers as women ambled into the great room at The Catholic University of America’s Pryzbyla Center. A few days later, two GIVEN attendees would have an impromptu dance party in this same room, twirling to this same song.

But on the first night, there was no dancing, only laughter and hugs as old friends reconnected and new friends met for the first time.

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Catholic News Agency

Jun 11, 2016

Religious sisters dare young women to share their God-given gifts

Young women and religious sisters from around the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. to discover and share their unique talents, training them to use those gifts for the good of the Church and of the world.

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