Leadership opportunities, Women's History Month, and more!
Leadership opportunities, Women's History Month, 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.
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Thrive! Leadership Opportunities: Call for Nominations


Thrive! is currently accepting self-nominations for positions on our board and each of our committees: Communications, Engagement, Mentoring, and Professional Development & Networking, as well as the Thrive! Ambassadors group.
We invite all members to consider nominating themselves for one or more of these roles, which allow you to play a tangible role in enhancing the environment for women at Notre Dame while developing your leadership skills in a low-risk, supportive environment. Committees also offer a place to learn and demonstrate skills you may not have the opportunity to use in your current position.
If you are interested, please complete the Thrive! Self Nomination Form by March 30th. If you know someone who would be great, encourage her to apply too!

The selection process will be administered by the Thrive! officers and steering committee chair, with the University's diversity statement in mind. For more information about the process and available roles, consider attending the March 19th Let's Zoom Lunch session.
Learn more and apply

Happy Women's History Month and International Women's Day!


March is a month-long celebration highlighting the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Thank you to all the women who have touched our lives and to those who will influence us in the future.
For the entire month of March, we will be sharing articles, videos, and other resources to commemorate the impact of women throughout our history. We invite you to celebrate Women's History Month with us and share on our Facebook Group!
Monday, March 8th is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The University is marking the occasion with the launch of its sixth annual Women Lead feature highlighting faculty from each of the colleges and schools, along with women's basketball head coach Niele Ivey.

Mentoring: Negotiating the relationship


If you haven’t already joined the Thrive! Mentoring program, considering signing up today! We all have something to offer one another and a mentoring relationship is a great way to support one another.
This month's mentoring resource outlines the 4 phases of a mentoring relationship and focuses on the negotiating phase in particular. 

Check out the resources

Expand Your Network

A spotlight section intended to grow connections at Notre Dame
Grace Prosniewski
Name: Grace Prosniewski
Title: Program Director, Hesburgh Women of Impact & Internal Communications, Department of Development
What's the most important lesson you've learned in your career to date?
One of the most important lessons I've learned in my career is that you have to advocate for yourself. We often assume, particularly early in our career, that if we work hard enough, we'll automatically be recognized and awarded. A record of high performance is definitely critical to progressing in your career, but you have to be able and willing to articulate your needs and goals to those who can help you reach that next tier. People want to help you, but you have to tell them how.
What is your favorite book or podcast, and what did you learn from it?
One of the most interesting books I've read was Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber. I think fashion, like other "feminine" interests, has been largely ignored or disregarded by historians, but Weber demonstrates how fashion was crucial to how women exerted power and influence in societies where they were barred from holding official power. 
Grow your connections at Notre Dame and help others get to know you! Simply complete this form and we will feature you in an upcoming issue and on our website!

Thrive! Recommends

National Women's History Museum

Biographies of influential women in history


Women have always played an active role in history. Explore some of the historical pioneers and contemporary newsmakers that continue to impact the world. New biographies are added regularly, so check back to discover new stories!
What books, articles, podcasts, TEDtalks, or other content have you found enlightening? Suggest them for future newsletters or start a discussion in our Facebook Group.
erg referral program

ERG Referral Program

Notre Dame's employee resource groups, including Thrive!, are working with Human Resources to help attract more women, minorities, and veterans to our talent pool for professional-level roles.
Thrive! members can help by sharing job postings with your networks, including social media. We will include listings in each issue of the newsletter and on our ERG referral page. Please consider sharing the following positions this month: 
You can also share your referrals via email at ReferERG@nd.edu. HR will accept resumes, LinkedIn profiles, or statements of interest from individuals who express general interest in career opportunities at Notre Dame and those who apply to a specific job.
Learn more about the program

Sign up for lunch pairings 

Looking for a way to meet other people on campus but don't want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the Thrive! Lunch Pairings sponsored by the Thrive! Ambassadors.

Simply complete this form to sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division. If you are interested, please sign up by 5 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Contact Jessica Schiller at jschill2@nd.edu or at 574-631-7923 if you have any questions.

On the Calendar 


International Women's Day
Mon. Mar. 8

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world to commemorate and highlight the achievements and impact of women everywhere.

NDSID St. Patrick's Day Irish Dance
Wed. Mar. 17 at 12 p.m.

Robert Black, Undergraduate Programs Manager at the Dublin Global Gateway and two-time All Ireland champion in Irish Dance will provide a brief history of Irish Dance followed by a dance demonstration and virtual lesson.
Learn more and register.

Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch
Fri. Mar. 19 at 12 p.m.

Join Thrive! for another virtual edition of Let's Do Lunch, designed to help you connect with colleagues from across campus. Attendees can ask questions and learn more about leadership opportunities in Thrive! and how the self-nomination process works. 
Learn more and register.

Spring is in the Air
Wed. Mar. 24 at 11:30 a.m.
Join us as Laura Walker speaks about plants, gardening, and the ecosystem.
Learn more and register.

Thrive! Leadership: Deadline for Self-Nominations
Tues. Mar. 30

Apply online at the link below. Decisions will be announced by mid-May.
Learn more and apply
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Sign up deadline for Second Quarter Lunch Pairings
Fri. Apr. 9 at 5 p.m.
Looking for a way to meet other people on campus but don't want to commit a lot of time? Do you prefer meeting people one-on-one instead of in a large group? If so, sign up for the Thrive! Lunch Pairings sponsored by the Thrive! Ambassadors.
Learn more and register.
Join us on social
You're invited to join the Thrive! Facebook group. The group provides another way to connect and network with other members outside of Thrive! events.  
We hope this group provides an open and welcoming space for thoughtful discussion on professional development, being a champion for change, and inspiring the women of Notre Dame.

Join our community!