Washington D.C. Community and Support Group for Widows
Our Mission for Widows
We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and make a positive difference in society.
Modern Widows Club is designed to create a safe and private environment for widows to lean into life together through the journey.
We are the club no one wants to be in because you only get in by virtue of experiencing a great loss. Yet what I hope you find once you’re here is that you’re surrounded by a community of really amazing women that you can lean on and learn from. We’re widows helping widows to live- to go upward and onward. Sometimes we cry and sometimes we laugh. We talk about how to tackle challenges without our partners’ help and cheer each other on. We often share food as we do this, because who doesn’t like to eat?
When a woman loses her loved one she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she will benefit from other women in her life who understand the unique challenges she is now faced with. She needs women who will build her up and encourage her in this new life she walks. We are stronger together. No woman is an island. We need each other.
Meet Our Community Advocate
Beata is a CEO of Mission Critical Technologies, a consulting technology company, and a mom. Her husband died due to death by suicide in April of 2012. On May 18th, 2012, what would have been her and her husband’s 10th wedding anniversary, she held her first town hall meeting at Mission Critical Technologies, the company that Yorgos co-founded. After her husband died, Beata worked with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to strengthen her leadership skills. She continued working in the company to continue Yorgos’s legacy, and in doing so found her own legacy and calling.
As an organization, Mission Critical Technologies is finding ways to empower women, especially widows. The company is very interested in recognizing and addressing the challenges of widows both in the US and globally. There are 14 million widows in the United States and over 250 million widows globally with a concentration in China, India and Africa. Beata’s mission is to partner with organizations, like the Modern Widows Club, to create coalitions and partnerships that will support hope, healing, growth and leadership within widow communities. Beata is particularly focused on how technology, entrepreneurship, and the intersection of the two can be used to empower widows financially, representing the pillar of financial health.
In their lifetimes seventy percent of married women will face widowhood. The Modern Widows Clubs’ pillars of healthy widowhood resonate with Beata, especially as she approaches 10 years of widowhood. Beata has worked with organizations such as USAID, HHS, NASA, and Fortune 500 Companies. She looks forward to sharing her insights with other widows so that they can be uplifted by each other. This is not just about widowhood, but about the families that are directly impacted by widowhood. Beata looks forward to taking advantage of being located in the Washington, DC area and promoting June 23rd to be National Widows Day through bipartisan partnership. She is part of the Modern Widows Club Pivot program. She holds a degree in International Relations from Boston University. Her native language is Polish.