Calling all Florida alumnae: apply for a Board position! Experience NDWC's recent series of conversations with women leaders on campus on our YouTube Channel, and as always, read just a few of the many accomplishments of Notre Dame women.

ND Women Connect National Board Seeking Regional Director for Florida 

NDWC seeks nominations for a Regional Director in our Florida region to complete the final year of a vacated term from 7/1/21 through 6/30/22. Any alumna may nominate herself to serve as a Board member of NDWC. While an individual routinely cannot hold a Board position for more than one term, the candidate filling the Florida vacancy will be eligible to run for a full three year term that begins 7/1/22. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Click here to complete a self-nomination form!

ND Women Connect Presents: A Conversation with... Series 

During the Fall of 2020, ND Women Connect inaugurated a new series to spotlight inspiring women in the ND family.

These virtual interviews welcomed members of the Notre Dame family across the nation and around the world to chat with female leaders on campus about timely topics of particular interest to alumnae, parents and friends.

Most recently, in March 2021, NDWC welcomed Keri Kei Shibata, the first woman to serve as Chief of Notre Dame Police Department. Chief Shibata spoke about her department’s recent report, “Equity in Policing,” and about her work as a woman in law enforcement. Click here to view a captioned recording of that discussion!

In October 2020, Paqui Kelly joined NDWC to highlight her experiences during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Paqui spoke candidly about her own breast cancer journey, and about her well-deserved reputation as a powerful advocate in the breast cancer arena. Click here to view a captioned recording of that discussion!

The first event in September 2020 featured the new leader of the Notre Dame Women’s basketball program, Coach Niele Ivey. Coach Ivey spoke about her time on the court for Notre Dame, her career in the WNBA, and her return 'home' to campus. Click here to view a captioned recording of that discussion!

Are there inspiring women in the ND family you’d want to have a conversation with? Please tell us about them here. And watch this space for details about upcoming installments of this ND Women Connect series!

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 Clockwise from top left: Steven Wagner (MGA ’19), Rachel Gagnon (MGA ’21), 
Theresa Puhr (MGA ’20), and Jasmine Passa (MGA ’19)

Masters of Global Affairs Students Named Finalists for Prestigious Award

Three alumni and one current student from the Keough School of Global Affairs are among the finalists in the United States Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF), a highly selective, two-year program administered by the US Office of Personnel Management. The three women finalists are alumnae Theresa Puhr (MGA ‘20) and Jasmine Passa (MGA ‘19) and current MGA student Rachel Gagnon. Alongside their classmate Steven Wagner (MGA ‘19) they are in the running for fellowships designed to lead to permanent career appointments within federal agencies.

Carla Harris

Carla Harris, business leader and gospel singer, to receive 2021 Laetare Medal

Carla Harris, vice chairman of wealth management and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley — as well as a celebrated gospel singer, speaker and author — will be

awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at the 176th University Commencement Ceremony on May 23 (Sunday). 

Professor Milenkovic


Tijana Milenkovic honored with CRA-E award for mentoring undergrads in computing research

Professor Tijana Milenkovic is one of two winners of the CRA-E award (Computing Research Association) for her outstanding mentorship of undergraduate students. She joined Notre Dame faculty in 2010 and currently directs the Complex Networks Lab.




Notre Dame Highlights Women Leaders as Part of UN International Women's Day

Every year in honor of UN International Women’s Day, Notre Dame highlights women leaders. This year, seven professors and Coach Ivey, were recognized in their respective fields -- from women's advocacy to religious liberty to racial justice and more, these women have proven to be a force for good in our world.

Check out this year's leaders here, and scroll to the bottom of the page for previous years' archives.

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