New Age Networking, insights from the Provost, and more!
New Age Networking, insights from the Provost, 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.
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Provost shares her insights with Thrive! 


The Thrive! Professional Development and Networking Committee recently hosted a lively conversation with Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, the first woman and first person of color to serve in the position.

She shared meaningful moments from her professional and personal journey, tips for reasonably sane working parents, and her plans to make Notre Dame a more diverse and inclusive place. 

If you missed the Dec. 2 event, you can watch the video here
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New ERG Referral Program

Notre Dame's employee resource groups, including Thrive!, are working with Human Resources to help attract more women, minorities, and veterans to our talent pool for professional-level roles.
Thrive! members can help by sharing job postings with your networks, including social media. We will include listings in each issue of the newsletter and on our ERG referral page. Please consider sharing the following positions this month: 
You can also share your referrals via email at ReferERG@nd.edu. HR will accept resumes, LinkedIn profiles, or statements of interest from individuals who express general interest in career opportunities at Notre Dame and those who apply to a specific job. Learn more

Expand Your Network

A spotlight section intended to grow connections at Notre Dame
Jessica Brice
Name: Rachel Mendez
Title: Graduate Coordinator, Department of Mathematics
What's an accomplishment you're most proud of?
The accomplishment I'm most proud of is probably finishing my degree when I had 2 small children and my husband worked lots of crazy hours.
I had 2 years of college under my belt when I took a 6-year break, got married, and had 2 kids. After all that, I went back to finish when my kids were ages 1 and 3. My husband worked 12-hour days—all but 2 days out of each month—so we hardly ever saw each other!
I finished in 3 years and graduated cum laude and as a member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society. It was a lot of hard work, but I’m grateful for all of it!
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

"Men and women should stand as equals"

American Women and the Vote


In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Rare Books and Special Collections has created an online exhibition of materials from both special and general library collections.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
—The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
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 


Thrive! Presents: Let's Zoom Lunch - A Holiday Reading
Thurs. Dec. 10 at 12 p.m.

There is no denying that 2020 has taken a toll on us all. As we near the holiday, gather with us as we join others in doing a small reading and listing to "A Burglar's Christmas" by WIlla Cather and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.
Learn more and register.

New Age Networking: Building & Maintaining Relationships in the 21st Century
Tues. Jan. 26 at 12 p.m.

Many of us have heard how important networking is, both personally and professionally. But how many of us are actually doing it? In this session we will explore the basic component of networking, which is building relationships.
Learn more and register
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Sacred Places of Notre Dame 


The Alumni Association's annual Sacred Places of Notre Dame series features advent reflections from students, faculty, and staff.
Vice President and General Counsel Marianne Corr highlighted women's leadership in her video from last year. She chose the Rotunda in the main building, seen above in the 2020 Notre Dame ornament. 
Director of Public Affairs Karrah Herring spoke about Corbett Family Hall as a place where the University has helped empower local girls
Wherever your sacred places are, Thrive! wishes you a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year!