Upcoming Events, New Committee Members and More
Upcoming Events, New Committee Members and More
Thrive! Inspiring ND Women is an employee resource group focused on increasing opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame. Learn more.

Thrive! Committees Announced


We are excited to welcome a number of new committee members to Thrive!

Please visit the Thrive! website to see the updated 
committee lists and the 2019–20 officers and committee chairs

The number of enthusiastic, qualified applicants again exceeded the number of open committee spots. We encourage members who are interested in leadership positions to keep an eye out for additional opportunities in the coming year.

We also wish to express our sincere thanks to those board members and committee members who are stepping down and to those who are continuing to serve. We appreciate the time and energy you have dedicated to Thrive!

Kim Faith Presentation Video

In April, Thrive! hosted Kimberly Faith, executive coach, keynote speaker, and author, to discuss her recent book, Your LION Inside: Tapping into the Power Within. If you were unable to attend and would like to learn more, be sure to view to a live recording of her talk here.  

Let's Talk with TEDtalks Mentoring Lunch and Learn


Join Thrive! this Friday, June 14, at 12:15 p.m. in B01 McCourtney Hall for a Mentoring Lunch and Learn to discuss the topic of reverse role mentoring and how to be a successful mentor to someone who may be in a higher career level than you. Register for the Lunch and Learn here.   
As a Lunch and Learn event, attendees need to bring their own lunch and are encouraged to take advantage of the campus NDTOGO app. Tapingo (branded NDTOGO) can be accessed through the ND Mobile App or downloaded directly from the App Store or Google Play. You can also access Tapingo from a computer at 
this link.

Tapingo allows individuals to order food from all locations on campus except the North & South Dining Halls, pay with a campus card or credit card, and pick-up at that location without having to wait in a long line. This is a helpful option for individuals who may wish to purchase a lunch on their way to McCourtney.

Expand Your Network
A spotlight section intended to grow connections at Notre Dame

Name: Colleen Wilcox


Title: Content Strategist, Notre Dame International


Notre Dame Career Path: I joined the University in 2018 as a Content Strategist.


What brought you to Notre Dame?  
I've spent most of my career as a television journalist, telling memorable stories about everyday people doing extraordinary things. My newly created position with Notre Dame International allows me to do just that, but on an international scale. I also have a better work/life balance! I am constantly working to discover inspiring stories that illustrate NDI’s work around the world. We are truly a global university, and I’m honored to tell stories that open up our hearts and minds to new cultures.


Recommended Reading

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World
Melinda Gates


For the last 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.

A personal statement of passionate conviction, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World tells of Gates' journey from a partner working behind the scenes to one of the world's foremost advocates for women, driven by the belief that no one should be excluded, all lives have equal value, and gender equity is the lever that lifts everything.


What books, articles, or other content have you found enlightening? Suggest them for future newsletters or start a discussion in our LinkedIn Group.


Thrive Lunch Pairings

The Professional Development and Networking Committee will offer another quarterly round of Thrive! Lunch Pairings. Simply sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division.


You and your lunch partner will schedule your own date, time, and location. You will cover your own tab and may each bring one friend or colleague if you would like, and that person does not need to be a member of Thrive! to participate.   
 
If you are interested, please complete this Google Form by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Everyone is welcome to participate. You and your lunch partner will be notified of your pairing in July.
 

Please email Jessica Schiller or call 574-631-7923 if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Women: Demand More
from Your Money & Health (Webinar)
Wed. June 19 OR
Thur. June 20 at 1 p.m.

Can you guess two of the biggest stressors for women? Finances and living healthier. To help, CBS This Morning’s Gayle King leads a candid discussion with WW’s President and CEO Mindy Grossman and Fidelity’s President of Personal Investing Kathleen Murphy. Hear these inspiring leaders talk about the struggles they’ve faced with their own wellness, as they share personal stories, challenges they’ve overcome, and helpful tips. Register here.


Thrive! Presents: Yoga on South Quad with Steve Krojniewski
Mon. June 24 at Noon

Join Thrive! for a special outdoor yoga class with Steve Krojniewski, a RecSports instructor and founder of True Balance Yoga. Learn how yoga can strengthen the body, reduce stress, add flexibility, improve balance, and help you acquire a deeper knowledge of how the body works from the surface to the core. Beginners are welcome. Mats will be provided. Learn more and register
here


Event Wait Lists
Although both the "Improv in Action" and "Getting to Yes" events are currently at capacity, you may still sign up for the wait list if you are interested. If you registered for an event are unable to attend, please email Jessica Schiller so we may release the space for another attendee.