We are excited to have launched Virtual Chapters for our Wisters who do not have community chapters near them or have a specific need.
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.
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 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 – Cindy T.
Cindy lost her husband Mike to a sudden heart attack in July of 2011. Her husband was 60 years old, self-employed and due to several life challenges they were not prepared for retirement let alone a sudden loss of income due to death. Because of the impact from her husband’s death Cindy has found her passion in serving widows by leading two locations in the Seattle area. She has two grown daughters and married Robert in April 2015. They are traveling to Kenya in early September where Cindy will be meeting Roseline Orwa with the widows and orphans Rona Foundation. Cindy is humbled and honored to be speaking to 3 widows groups, she and Robert will assist with building a home for a widow and visit the orphanage. Moving forward and reaching back to honor the life and love of her husband Mike.
How I found the Modern Widows Club: I found MWC online thru Facebook and their new website in early August 2011. I was so drawn to the positive role modeling in how to walk this journey I traveled to Florida and in January 2013 began the Seattle Chapter.
Chapter Leader – Jennifer B.
Jennifer is a writer, speaker, teacher, dreamer and dog lover. She lost her husband in 2015 in a tragic fire that took his life and destroyed the historic building, a 130 year old church in rural Wisconsin, that they had renovated and used as an architectural studio and community gathering place.
A random invitation from a stranger led Jennifer to MWC. It was there that she found the loving support that she needed to help her heart heal. She is grateful for the amazing women of MWC and especially Carolyn Moore for her vision, inspiration, and courage to blaze a trail and shine her light.