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 staff and faculty employed by the University who identify as women, as well as allies who support Thrive's mission.


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

Officers for 2023–24

  • President: Elizabeth Zickgraf
  • Vice President: Erin Thornton
  • Secretary: Kara Primmer
  • Treasurer: Lindsey McIntyre

Committee Chairs for 2023–2024

  • Professional Development, Networking, & Mentoring: Michelle Johnson
  • Communications: Christina Clark
  • Engagement: Reilly Fangman

Advisory Board

  • Marianne Corr, Chair
  • Heather Christophersen
  • Missy Conboy 
  • Patricia Culligan 
  • Dolly Duffy 
  • Ann Firth 
  • Micki Kidder
  • Jane Livingston
  • Christine Maziar 
  • Sarah Mustillo 
  • Erin Oliver 
  • Heather Rakoczy Russell
  • Liz Rulli 
  • Maura Ryan 
  • Jody Sadler
  • Linda Kroll