Recognizing that the Church needs well-formed Catholic women who put their feminine genius at the service of the Church, the Catholic Women’s Conference uses part of our proceeds to send young adult women (ages 21-30) each year to the GIVEN Institute‘s annual GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum.  The Catholic Women’s Conference chooses the young women from parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to apply for the Forum, and covers the cost of their registration after being accepted by The GIVEN Institute.

Six young adult women from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia attended the 2021 GIVEN Forum, five of whom were funded by proceeds from the Catholic Women’s Conference!

What is GIVEN? From the GIVEN Institute website:

The GIVEN Institute (“GIVEN”) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to activating the gifts of young adult women for the Catholic Church and the world. We inspire and equip the next generation of female leaders to “receive the gift that they are; realize the gifts they’ve been given; and respond with the gift that only they can give.” Through leadership training, faith formation, and dedicated mentoring, GIVEN forms women for mission and for life.

The GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum is designed to help young adult Catholic women with a heart for mission and an aptitude for leadership identify their particular gifts and find practical pathways to put them in the service of the Gospel.