Upcoming Events, Recommended Reading, and More!
Upcoming Events, Recommended Reading, 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! Presents Champions for Change: Our Story

Bring your lunch and learn the candid stories of workplace champions from THRIVE! Professional Development & Networking (PD&N) committee members. Engage in discussions on pivotal moments with champions, how to recognize a champion in unusual places, what to do when you don't have a champion but need one, and how to find (or be found by) champions. Get to know the PD&N committee members over desserts and sparkling water beverages (provided).
When: Thursday, Nov. 7, noon–1 p.m.
Where: McNeill Room, Lafortune Student Center

Learn more and RSVP

Joint Thrive!/Adelante Happy Hour and Theatre Performance

Join Thrive!, Adelante, and the Institute for Latino Studies for Teatro Milagro's Judge Torres, a true story of a woman who overcame significant obstacles on her way to becoming one of only a few Latina judges in Oregon.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Philbin Studio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Thrive! and Adelante members are invited to attend a happy hour at Legends before the play, starting at 6 p.m.

Reserve your free tickets by noon on Nov. 8!

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

Amy Walter

Name: Amy Walter
Title: Senior Office Coordinator — Office of Development
Why do you enjoy working at Notre Dame?: I love working at Notre Dame because of the amazing history and beautiful unity this place has. Growing up, Notre Dame football was the center of all of our parties between September and November. Some of my fondest memories are with family, football, and food. I am so proud to be working with the best college in the world. I love the beauty of this campus, all four seasons. It's all beautiful. Every day, I am so thankful to be a part of the ND family. Because of this place, I was able to graduate with my associate's in business from Ivy Tech this past May.
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 

Women in the Workplace is the largest study of the state of women in corporate America. Based on five years of data from almost 600 companies, this year’s report features:
—Data-driven recommendations for closing gender disparities in hiring and promotions.
—Findings on the practices that improve employee satisfaction and retention.
—A closer look at the experiences of women of color, LGBTQ women, and women with disabilities.
What books, articles, or other content have you found enlightening? Suggest them for future newsletters or start a discussion in our LinkedIn Group.
Laura Schwab Talk

ICYMI: Laura Schwab delivers inspirational talk

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Thrive hosted Laura Schwab ’95, Aston Martin's first female president, for a lunchtime event in McCourtney Hall.

Speaking to a group of nearly 100 people, Schwab shared the wisdom and experiences she has gained throughout her impressive career, including becoming one’s own champion, breaking barriers for women, and opening doors for others.

Read the full recap and watch Laura's talk.

Upcoming Events

BRITE Women Project: Confident and Effective Communication
Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
The BRITE Women Project (Board Readiness Initiative to Empower Women Project) seeks to equip women to provide transformational nonprofit board leadership that benefits their communities. More details.
Thrive! presents:
Let’s Do Lunch

Thurs. Nov. 14 from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Join other Thrive! members for an informal lunch. No agenda, bring your lunch, drop in when you can, and stay as long as you like. This is a great opportunity to build your personal and professional networks.

More details.

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Dan Coyle '87 on The Culture Code
Fri. Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Daniel Coyle's book The Culture Code takes you inside some of the world’s most high-performing organizations to demystify the culture-building process and provide simple, actionable tools that can spark buy-in, boost trust, and strengthen your organization’s culture.
More details. 

Save the Date: Champions for Change 2020 
Fri. Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for our signature Champions for Change event, featuring inspiring leaders from across the University. Join us for a one-hour panel discussion with a reception to follow. More details coming soon.