If you're in the room with Tori Murden McClure it's hard not to feel like an underachiever. Currently the President of Spalding University in Louisville, she has worked for the Mayor of Louisville and Muhammad Ali. She graduated from Smith, has a master's degree in divinity from Harvard, a law degree from the University of Louisville, and an MFA from Spalding.
Along the way, she's climbed mountains, traveled to the South Pole, and rowed alone across the Atlantic. She didn't need to tell us her story about her ocean voyage. Instead, she shared a TED Talk video with singer/songwriter Dawn Landis, who turned McClure's story into a song. Landis called it "A song for my hero, the woman who rowed into a hurricane." Read Full Post