About Us

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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. Membership is open to all faculty, staff, and administrators employed by the University.


The Thrive! bylaws offer more detail about the purpose, structure, and governance of this employee resource group.

Officers for 2020–21

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2020-21 Thrive! officers and chairs
  • President: Kate Garry
  • Vice President: Elizabeth Lankford
  • Secretary: Jessica Schiller
  • Treasurer: Kara Palmer
  • Communications Officer: Elicia Dennis

Committee Chairs for 2020–21

  • Communications: Elicia Dennis
  • Engagement: Amelia Lutz
  • Mentoring: Sarah Chapman
  • Professional Development & Networking: Kara Primmer

Steering Committee

  • Marianne Corr, Chair
  • Laura Carlson
  • Missy Conboy
  • Linda Costas
  • Dolly Duffy
  • Ann Firth
  • Mary Galvin
  • Erin Hoffmann Harding
  • Micki Kidder
  • Linda Kroll
  • Muffet McGraw
  • Chris Maziar
  • Marie Lynn Miranda
  • Liz Rulli
  • Heather Rakoczy Russell
  • Maura Ryan
  • Jody Sadler
  • Diane Walker