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: How to Be a Champion for Women in the Workplace


Join Thrive! for an engaging panel discussion on the valuable roles each one of us can play to increase opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame. 

Moderated by Angela Logan, St. Andre Bessette Director of Nonprofit Professional Development in the Mendoza College of Business, this event will combine inspirational stories with practical tips for implementation. The panel will highlight relationships between staff and their supervisors and/or mentors and how these positive relationships can lift women up professionally.
When: Friday, Jan. 10, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Where: Bond Hall Auditorium


View the Panel and RSVP.

Introducing MentorND

Learn about MentorND, our new mentoring platform and program. We will walk through a demo and provide some best practices and tips for a meaningful mentoring connection. Event is free but registration is required due to limited seating.
To learn more about Thrive's mentoring efforts, visit our website
When: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 4–5:00 p.m.
Where: McCourtney Hall

Survey: Thrive! Fitness Class

This year, the Engagement Committee is focused on planning events centered around individual well-being. The committee is looking to offer a RecSports Fitness class in the coming months. Please fill out our brief 5-question survey to help us learn more about what types of classes Thrive! members are most interested in. 

Family Friendly Advent Craft


Would you like to create and use a paper-chain advent calendar? We have extras from our Advent Lunch & Learn with Fr. Bracke!
Complete this form to request an assemble-at-home kit via campus mail. 

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


Name: Anna Ortega-Shyne
Title: Program Assistant, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
How do you maintain work-life balance?: As a member of the Kroc team, work-life balance is very important, especially since I am also a teacher, author, and business entrepreneur. I have learned through the years to set boundaries between work and personal life, but allow flexibility as needed between both. I enjoy the precious downtime that I have with my family and am always available for them but also enjoy working with the project and supporting my team. I appreciate the opportunity to make a difference! As a part of my personal and professional life, I am committed to doing my best and being "all in" in all that I do. 
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 

ND Alumni Association
A recent ND Alumni Association video featured Marianne Corr, Vice President and General Counsel, reflecting on the Main Building Rotunda. As many of you know, Marianne is an exceptional leader and we are fortunate to have her here at Notre Dame. She is also a 1978 alumna and was part of one of the University's first classes of women. 
What books, articles, or other content have you found enlightening? Suggest them for future newsletters or start a discussion in our LinkedIn Group.

Upcoming Events


Thrive! Presents:
Let’s Do Lunch

Thurs. Dec. 12 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.


Introducing MentorND
Wed. Jan. 8 at 4:00 p.m.

Learn about MentorND, our new mentoring platform and program. 
More details. 

Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: How to Be a Champion for Women in the Workplace
Fri. Jan. 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Join Thrive! for an engaging panel discussion on the valuable roles each one of us can play to increase opportunities for women to be recruited, retained, and advanced as leaders at the University of Notre Dame.
More details.

Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: Never Stop Learning
Tues. Jan. 14 at 12:00 p.m.
Patti Reinhardt supports Student Entrepreneurship at the IDEA Center as the Director of Student Competitions, Engagement, and Events. She'll share her professional story beginning as a staff assistant in a service department, to using the Learning at Work Program to complete her associate's degree, to now pursuing a master's degree.
More details.

Thrive! Presents: "Keep Your Resolutions: Strategies for setting and achieving your goals in 2020," a lunch & learn with Martha Vanderheyden 
Thurs. Jan 16 at 12:00 p.m.
In this lunch & learn, Wellness Coach Martha Vanderheyden will offer strategies to help you set and achieve your health and wellness goals in 2020.
More details.