Thrive's new theme, lunch pairings, events, and more
Thrive's new theme, lunch pairings, events, 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 Together theme

Thriving Together in 2020–21

We are excited to be kicking off the 2020–2021 year with the theme Together!
We are stronger together when we work to ensure that every member of the Notre Dame community is treated with respect and dignity. We can achieve more together when we support, inspire, and mentor each other. And although we are still keeping our physical distance, we will come together remotely throughout the year for outstanding professional development, networking, and engagement opportunities. 
Our Thrive! mission is to increase opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame. That means all women. We must work together to be better allies and advocates for women of color, who often face even tougher barriers to advancement in the workplace than their white female peers. 
I welcome your suggestions for programming and resources around this year's theme, proposals to partner with our fellow ERGs, ideas on how to continue engaging male allies in our mission, or any other ideas you have about Thrive! more generally. So please, reach out to me or to any one of the other board members or committee chairs at any time. We would love to hear from you!
Yours in Notre Dame, 
Kate Garry, Thrive! President

Thrive! Lunch Pairings Signup

The Thrive! Ambassadors will offer another round of Thrive! Lunch Pairings in October.
Simply complete this form to sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division.
Given the current circumstances, you and your lunch partner may choose to schedule a lunch meeting via web conference. If you choose to meet in person, you will select a meeting place, date, and time and cover your own tab. You may each invite 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 sign up by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.
Contact Jessica Schiller at jschill2@nd.edu or at 574-631-7923 if you have any questions.

TutorND: Free Tutoring Service

TutorND is a new resource offering free virtual tutoring services to children of Notre Dame employees.
  • Serving Children in Grades 1–12
  • Structured programs in reading and math and/or general homework help in any subject
  • Mix and match options to build the program best suited to your child’s schedule and learning needs
To register your child for the program, email TutorND@nd.edu or call the Robinson Community Learning Center to speak to Jennifer Wittenbrink-Ortega at 574-631-9432. Se habla Español.

Expand Your Network

A spotlight section intended to grow connections at Notre Dame
use name of person here
Name: Aviva Wulfsohn
Title: Administrative Coordinator, Harper Cancer Research Institute
Notre Dame career path: I began working at Notre Dame in 2012, first as a learning technologies specialist, and now as an administrative coordinator. I enjoy working at the University because it's such a stimulating environment. When I'm on campus, I love that I can walk out of my building and hear many different languages spoken and meet people from all over the world.
What is your favorite book or podcast?: I have many favorites but the best I've read recently has to be Educated by Tara Westover. I was fascinated by how someone with such an unconventional (American) educational background approached higher education and found success.
Book title

Thrive! Recommends

Podcast interview with Provost Miranda

"On research, universities, and the love of dogs"


Meet Marie Lynn Miranda, Notre Dame's first female provost, in this podcast from the With a Side of Knowledge series. 

Find out about what she learned from being provost at Rice University during Hurricane Harvey and how she applies that to leading during a pandemic. Learn about her ongoing and active research in public health—including an Indiana COVID-19 registry. Hear about the time she quoted A League of Their Own to her son’s Little League team. In the interview, she also discussed institutional diversity and inclusion … and how she still trades emails with Coach K at Duke.
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.

On the Calendar 


Inspiring Conversations: Muffett McGraw
Sept. 22 at noon

Part of the Alumni Association's Inspiring Conversations Series on leading people in an ever-changing world. 
Learn more and RSVP
Let's Zoom lunch
Sept. 24 at noon

As we all practice physical distancing, it's important to stay connected with our Notre Dame community. Join Thrive! for a virtual meeting of our Let's Do Lunch program to connect and chat with colleagues from across campus. As always, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like.
RSVP
Thrive! Lunch Pairings signup deadline
Oct. 2 by 5 p.m.
The Thrive! Ambassadors will offer another round of Thrive! Lunch Pairings in October. Simply complete this form to sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner from a different division.
Austin Channing Brown: Allyship
Oct. 16 at 12:45 p.m.

Join the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights as media producer, author, and speaker Austin Channing Brown explores allyship. She is the author of I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and executive producer of The Next Question: A Web Series Imagining How Expansive Racial Justice Can Be. By using an intentional mix of humor, pop-culture, story-telling, and audience engagement, she awakens people to the current realities of systemic racism and the everyday actions which perpetuate it. 
Learn more and register