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.

Deadline Extended - Thrive! Committees: Call for Nominations

Thrive! is pleased to announce openings on 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. 
Leadership positions in Thrive! allow you to play a tangible role in enhancing the environment for women at Notre Dame while developing your own leadership skills in a low-risk, supportive environment. You will have the opportunity to build your network outside of your working group as well as gain exposure to speakers and campus leaders. 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 in a committee opportunity, please complete the Thrive! Self Nomination Form by May 1, 2020. If you know someone who would be great, encourage her to apply too! Committee positions are one-year terms beginning July 1; members may serve up to three consecutive terms.
The selection of the Thrive! Committees will be administered by the Thrive! Officers and Steering Committee Chair, with the University's diversity statement in mind.
Decisions will be announced in late-May to give new, continuing, and outgoing committee members an opportunity to work together on transition planning. 

Reminder: Mentor ND Pilot

Round one of our MentorND pilot runs until May 8, 2020. During these unprecedented times, we encourage you to continue your mentor/mentee commitments. We can all learn from each other.
Particularly now, sharing our tips, concerns, and advice related to remote work and balancing our new normal, are great ways to utilize these relationships. We encourage you to schedule your remaining meetings via Zoom or to keep your scheduled appointments by simply switching over to Zoom format.
I, as a mentor, reached out to my two mentees to see if they would like to switch our already scheduled meetings to Zoom format. Both agreed. 

What stemmed from both of those meetings was amazing. We talked about how we are communicating with our staff during these virtual office times, our struggles and concerns. We talked about how one of my mentees had to postpone her wedding because of stay at home restrictions. One of my mentees has continued to send me articles she finds on best practices on working virtually which has been a huge asset to me. We talked about how we could still be great stewards of the University, and even use this time to build stronger relationships with each other.

They were both great conversations, filled with hope and action, that left me feeling rejuvenated in my role, as a mentor and a member of this University." - Patti Reinhardt, Director of Student Engagement, Competitions, and Events at the IDEA Center 
Read more about mentoring while socially distant in this HBR article

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


Name: Nichole Rodriguez
Title: Department Administrator, University Health Services
What is your favorite book? What did you learn from reading it and/or how did it inspire you?
I recently read Radical Candor, by Kim Scott. My Myers Briggs is ENFJ and I find conflict or difficult conversations excruciating. This book was a great management tool in teaching me the importance of having direct but compassionate conversations.
Why do you enjoy working at Notre Dame?
I love the Notre Dame family atmosphere that you get as soon as you work here. My closest colleagues and the extended Notre Dame family all care very deeply for one another and are invested in the work we do to serve students.
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 

Natalie Davis Miller, NDWorks
Megan Costigan, the human resources consultant for Notre Dame International (NDI) and Joya Helmuth, NDI’s senior director for global operations, share tips for working remotely

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

Upcoming Events


Virtual Personal Digital Preservation Basics hosted by Julie Vecchio of the Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
Wed. Apr. 22 at 2 p.m.

Our photos, digital documents, and paper documents are a vital link to the past, and the information we create today has the same value. This workshop will provide some resources and high-level tips on how to organize your personal digital materials in order to preserve your “born digital” information and make it available for future generations.
More details
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Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch
Thurs. Apr. 23 at 12 p.m.

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.
More details and RSVP.


Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch
Tues. May. 19 at 12 p.m.

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.
More details and RSVP.