a place to move forward while reaching back.

We serve to empower widows to lean into life, build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in society.


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OUR FOUNDER A widow and mentor

Carolyn Moor 

girls_videosplashAt first it was a dream; then a vision. MWC started in Carolyn's home in 2011 with 2 other widows. Why? Because when she was interviewed on Oprah in 2006, she made a promise to become an inspiration to herself and to her daughters.   The MWC Movement is the fulfillment of that promise. Mentors matter in the world of becoming newly widowed and Carolyn learned this after several painful years of grieving in isolation and wearing a 'mask' in public. Social Media helped when it arrived, but nothing replaced the real eye to eye conversations and guidance from a 1:1 mentor. It was the game changer, a lighthouse, a Godsend and opportunity to move swiftly from surviving to thriving. The power of a mentor!   Now, MWC is spreading like wildfire (10 national chapters, several thousand members, an outreach in Kenya, 20 widow leaders, an annual educational leaders conference, a case study for UCF, a 501c3 nonprofit, possible inspirational TV show and a future book- it's true). But she's a successful interior designer, always has been, she owned a 50 person design firm with her late husband, then sold it and launched her own firm 12 years ago. All of this and raising an amazing, loving family. But now, the vision has grown and it's time for Carolyn to move into a full-time Founding Director role. There are 200 + chapters on our Wait List, and growing each day. There are 14 million (U.S. Census Bureau) widows in the U.S. looking for mentors; 250 million globally (UN) caring for 1/2 billion kids.   She's looking for partners to serve more widows. She's in need of others to give between $500, $5000 to $10,000 a year to help create the online mentoring program to open more chapters, and mentor more widows. She's been blessed with insight and passion in this journey, but more innovation is needed to expand. If your life was touched by a phenomenal widow or you know an amazing woman who is newly widowed then you know the value of empowering her dreams, hopes and livelihood. Every widow deserves a mentor and the best way to ensure they have one is to educate, uplift and empower more widows to move forward and reach back. If One Million Widows became mentors they could impact and inspire the 250 million widows worldwide. Carolyn's favorite quote is 'Teamwork makes the dream work!' Will you join us? Learn more about MWC by emailing us at info@modernwidowsclub.com if interested in supporting this vital movement for women.  

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We don't mean to be cliché here, but teamwork makes the DREAM work. Not any ordinary team, but a tribe of extraordinary widow mentors who are a few steps ahead of this collective experience. Are you willing to reach back to others in your circle of life experience? Your community is waiting for you to create your own MWC chapter. If you build it, they will come! With 14 million widows in the U.S. and 4 million of those currently under 65 (2014 U.S. Census Bureau), we have already seen this happen. We are the students and simultaneously, the teachers in society to bring awareness to the subculture needs of widowhood. Let's do this together with education, unity and grace. If you've read this far, you may be ready. The rewards will leave you feeling like you've found your sweet spot. Nothing brings joy more than giving back your wisdom. Contact Chapter Coordinator Darlene Hilkert at darlene@modernwidowsclub.com 
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MWC BLOG Recent Articles

GROWTH as a Widowed Woman

May 21, 2015 Carolyn Moor Opinion

GROWTH: I want to share with you this morning my story about growth. In the 15 yrs. since becoming widowed, I’ve accomplished and failed at many things, hit many goals, fumbled through situations, embarrassed myself and attempted many crazy (and many would say) ridiculous dreams. The whole process of this life is one of powerful growth. Sometimes slow, other times fast. Sometimes understood, other times confusing. Sometimes peaceful, other times chaotic. I fail, I succeed, I keep going….   Read more  

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We believe in giving back. Through partnering with Wagoma Orphans and Widows Centre, we help build homes for those in need.

This loss and grief center cares for orphans and widows, at the Lakeshore village of Wagoma in Kenya. This center cares for 166 orphans in the village and 60 widows and continues to re-build lives and save the perishing lakeshore village. You can make a difference.
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