Womentum Presents: A Conversation with Tori Murden McClure-IN PERSON

Presented by Womentum

Firsts, Exploration, and Choosing Your Journey: A Conversation with Tori Murden McClure
The Center Theater
October 4 | 7:00 PM

Tori Murden McClure is no stranger to trail blazing.

She was the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She was the first woman and first American to ski the geographic South Pole, and the first woman to climb the Lewis Nunatak in the Antarctic. And as President of Spalding University, a position she has held since 2010, she led the Kentucky-based Catholic university to certification as the world’s first compassionate university.

Though many titles fit — athlete, adventurer, chaplain, lawyer, university administrator — it’s hard to put just one to her name. Her diverse career accomplishments include working as a chaplain at a Boston hospital, as the director of a Kentucky-based women’s shelter, as a policy assistant in the Louisville Mayor’s Office, and as the first full-time employee of the Muhammad Ali Center, a nonprofit cultural hub dedicated to celebrating the boxer. 

She is also the former Board Chair of the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming, and the former Vice Chair and Interim Chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, the top governing body in collegiate athletics. Her memoir, “A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean,” published in 2009, became the basis of the stage musical, “Row.” The musical premiered in the summer of 2021 at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

Tori holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Fine Arts from Spalding. 

Womentum is proud to set the stage for an amazing conversation with this powerhouse woman. Secure your seat today!

Womentum is a Jackson Hole-based nonprofit committed to empowering and connecting women as leaders within their communities. We do this through Womentoring, our signature 9-month structured mentoring program, community events, educational programs, and our annual Womentum Leadership Summit in early November.