Upcoming events, new chairs, mentoring, and more!
Upcoming events, new chairs, mentoring, 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! Committees Announced

We are excited to welcome an enthusiastic and talented group of new chairs and committee members for the 2020-21 year! Incoming chairs are:
  • Communications — Elicia Dennis
  • Engagement — Amelia Lutz
  • Mentoring — Patti Reinhardt
  • Professional Development & Networking — Annalisa Tombelli

Please visit the Thrive! website to see the updated committee lists and leadership team for the coming year. Increasing the diversity of our leadership and committees has been a priority for our board and—while this current group is the most diverse yet—we know we have more work to do to ensure that we are better representing all women employees at the University and ensuring that all voices are heard. As always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
We also wish to express our sincere thanks to those board members and committee members who are stepping down and to those who are continuing to serve. We appreciate the time and energy you have dedicated to Thrive!

Thrive! Ambassadors


In related news, Carrie Gates has agreed to continue serving as Ambassador leader for 2020-21 in an expanded role that will include more direct engagement with the Thrive board. Thrive! ambassadors help welcome new members and coordinate events to further foster community and encourage networking among all Thrive! members. Ambassadors are self-nominated and can join at any time during the year. To learn more or sign up, please fill out this form.

Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: Finding Your New Normal 

Join Thrive! for a virtual Professional Development and Networking event featuring Joe Holt, Professor of Management at Mendoza College of Business, an expert in business ethics, and active supporter of gender equity. In our session, he will help us reflect on the COVID-19 crisis and chart a path forward. We'll learn from his experiences serving others, insights into workplace empathy, lessons on flexibility, recommendations on our return to campus, and reflections on how the pandemic impacts women in particular.
When: Fri. June 26 at 12 p.m.

Get Excited – Round Two of MentorND is Coming!

All Thrive! members are invited to be part of the round two pilot for MentorND running from late June to early September. Participation in round one is not required so if you were unable to join before, now is the time to jump in and reap the valuable benefits of a mentoring connection. We believe that everyone has something to contribute, so please consider participating as a mentor. More mentors will be needed to make this a successful program.
In this time of social distancing, connecting through mentoring will be more valuable than ever. Join MentorND today!

Thrive! Lunch Pairings

The Thrive! Ambassadors will offer another round of Thrive! Lunch Pairings in July. Simply complete this form to sign up and Thrive! will randomly pair you with a lunch partner.
Given the current circumstances, you and your lunch partner may choose to schedule a lunch meeting via web conference or by telephone. Or, if you wish to meet in person, you can postpone your lunch meeting until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. If you choose to meet in person, you will select a meeting place and cover your own tab.
You may each bring 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 Monday, July 6th.
Contact Jessica Schiller at jschill2@nd.edu or at 574-631-7923 if you have any questions.

Expand Your Network

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 

Minda Harts
The Memo was designed to give more perspective into the experiences of women of color in the workplace. Few career books on women’s advancement have examined the specific challenges faced by women of color. This book examines career advancement through a distinct lens, taking a detailed examination of what women of color face, including micro-aggressions and the wage gap. Harts also offers great insight into how these problems can be mitigated, including what specific actions can be taken by allies and organizational leaders to spark change.
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


Juneteenth Rally and Walk for Unity
Fri. June 19 at 12:30 p.m.

The University of Notre Dame, the Athletic Department and its football program invite members of the campus community (faculty, staff and students) to gather to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth.
More details
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Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch
Tues. June 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.

Research Uncorked – “A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage”
Tues. June 23 at 6 p.m.

Research Uncorked is a monthly speaker series featuring informal talks by leading scholars and scientists from the University. The June speaker is Christina Wolbrecht, professor of political science and director of Notre Dame’s Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy.
More details and RSVP
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Thrive! Presents Champions for Change: Finding Your New Normal
Fri. June 26 at 12 p.m.

Join Thrive! for a virtual Professional Development and Networking event featuring Joe Holt, Professor of Management at Mendoza College of Business, an expert in business ethics, and active supporter of gender equity. In our session, he will help us reflect on the COVID-19 crisis and how the pandemic impacts women in particular.

More details and RSVP.

Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch
Thurs. July 16 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.