Carolyn Moor is the founding director, and visionary behind the nonprofit Modern Widows Club, as well as, an interfaith minister, recognized consultant and subject matter expert who has mentored thousands of widows. She resides in Orlando, FL near her daughters.
Carolyn Moor is an award winning interior designer who found herself leading a new movement to empower women in widowhood to become a new generation of extraordinary mentors, leaders, advocates while building positive socially innovative communities giving back and therefore, make a impact in society.
She is a mentor to many widows in the United States and Internationally and has spoken on behalf of widows everywhere to change how society sees the widowhood.
Our founder participated in the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and the Global Leadership Summit from the Willow Creek Association. She was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and has appeared on many radio and news broadcasts. She has recently launched her Healthy Widow Healthy Woman Podcast.
Empowering Widows to Be Leaders Changes Lives Globally
Published January 22, 2019
I was widowed at age 37 on February 14, 2000. My kids were two and four years old.
We were in a hit and run car accident that took my husband’s life. I survived. I discovered that grief services for widows last around one to two years. Finding a mentor beyond that time proved to be challenging. It took me 10 years to find someone who I could look up to — a person who had rebuilt her life and raised her children while maintaining a career after her loss.
Ten years is too long for a widow to suffer while trying to find inspiration, motivation, education and understanding.
God began working through an interesting turn of events.
In 2005, I shared my struggles and fears on a TLC TV show called Shalom in the Home. Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, helped me to see how stuck I was in my life and that I needed to “bury” some things from the past in order to make space for restoration; in essence, not to see my life as a tragedy, but instead to choose life and become the inspiration I was looking for.
Not long after that, the Oprah Show picked up my story. Widows from around the country contacted me and asked me to mentor them. I felt like I was the very last person who wanted to be used to empower widows. I didn’t even think I could empower myself as a struggling solo parent mom. I didn’t want to be in this club.