How Modern Widows Club
Advocates for Widows

WE PROMOTE MENTORING AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WIDOWS to grow individually and to advocate within their local communities while also including national and international levels. Our timeline of success notes some of our milestones.

2020

11 Communities Launched in 2020

2020 Leadership Conference

89 Virtual Attendees

International Expansion

MWC Board approves further international expansion to Jerusalem, Israel and Guanacaste, Costa Rica

2020 Widow Empowerment Event

455 Virtual Attendees

International Event

MWC was featured in Loomba Foundation’s International Widows Day 2020 Webinar

1st Strategic Planning Session

11 Attendees

2019

2 Communities Launched in 2019

2019 Leadership Conference

55 Attendees

$1 Million for Widows

Goal reached to raise $1 Million for Widows

2018

3 Communities Launched in 2018

2018 Widow Empowerment Event

125 Attendees

2017

4 Communities Launched in 2017

2017 Leadership Conference

32 Attendees

1st Widow Empowerment Event

110 Attendees

Co-authored International Study

Helping Repartnered Widows Navigate Romance and Finance: The Role of Financial Advice.” This paper reports the findings from an international study designed to assess the financial satisfaction and life well-being of re-partnered widows (those who are now remarried or in a long-term relationship).

Co-authored United States Study

Widows’ Voices: The Value of Financial Planning.” In this article, findings from a study designed to evaluate the perceptions of widows in relation to financial advice are reported.

2016

2016 Leadership Conference

23 Attendees

7 Communities Launched in 2016

2015

1 Community Launched in 2015

2015 Leadership Conference

14 Attendees

WSJ Interview

Interviewed for The Wall Street Journal article, “Resilience Can Be Learned: How a widow traced a long path back toward optimism

Represent the United States at the United Nations

MWC Founder represented the U.S. by speaking at the U.N.’s launch of the “World Widows Report”

2014

3 Communities Launched in 2014

1st Leadership Conference

7 Attendees

MWC receives 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

2013

3 Communities Launched in 2013

2011

2 Communities Launched in 2011

Modern Widows Club Established

2006

Promise to Oprah

Carolyn appears on the Oprah Show and promises Oprah to help “Empower Widows to Thrive”

2000

Carolyn Loses Her Husband