Our Mission Statement: We serve to empower widows to “lean into life,” build resilience and release their potential to make a positive difference in the world.


  • Virtual Launch June 17, 2020
  • Contact the Chapter Leaders for meeting location and details.
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Join us for our virtual launch of the Austin, TX Chapter on June 17, 2020!

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 not group therapy. We’re not a support group. 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 husbands’ 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 husband she tends to feel very alone. Regardless of her age or circumstances, she can use 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 Leaders

Chapter Leader – Carmen E.

I was born in Texas, but raised in Hawaii. My father was in the United States Air Force.  I lost my husband to brain cancer (Glioblastoma) in 2015.  My husband had a servant’s heart.  If I can be a blessing to half the people he blessed during his short time on this earth, what a joy that would be.  Never in a million years did I expect or think I’d be a widow.  I’m sure none of us did.  But here we are.  Only we understand this type of grief.  My Pastor connected me to Carolyn and she introduced me to what Modern Widows Club is about.