These are our grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts, nieces, and friends. You love these courageous women, and we love them too.

Widowhood is all around us, yet people know so little about it. Widow awareness and advocacy is in a seed phase. Planted, yet not fully blossomed. On July 14, join Modern Widows Club Founder Carolyn Moor as she shares our 2021–22 Community Report and discusses our significant research that drives our programs, initiatives, and solutions for widows around the globe. It takes courage for widows to voice that they can no longer accept what hasn’t worked in the past. It takes courage for widow supporters like you to listen to their stories and join us in creating a new future for the widows of today and tomorrow.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7pm CT

Carolyn Moor

Modern Widows Club Founder and Development Director

Carolyn Moor founded the nonprofit Modern Widows Club in 2011 from her home with two widows. A powerhouse speaker with an emerging voice in education, awareness and advocacy for women's health movement. She's spearheading and inspiring a new generation of widows to become mentors, leaders and advocates to make a positive impact on communities globally. A TEDxOaklandStudio speaker, she's been featured in the WSJ, PBS, NPR, HuffPost LIVE, The Oprah Winfrey Show, OWN, TLC, Growing Bolder Media, Pecha Kucha and the WOW Factor Leadership Podcast. Find more at Currently, she's the curriculum creator at Widow Empowerment School of Thought (WESOT) e-courses, developed Modern Widows Club 4th Annual 2021 Widow Empowerment Event in Houston Sept. 17-19, hosting the podcast HEALTHY WIDOW HEALTHY WOMAN, writing two books ‘Legendary Widows' and ‘Revolutionizing Widowhood: Our Last Social Crisis of Significance’ and pioneering the future vision for the healthy modern widow pathway forward worldwide. Her interests include humanitarian work, SUP, travel, vintage cars, interior design and architecture. Her passion is serving others in finding their own unique purpose by embracing both faith and action. Studied at Pace University, Communication Studies, Stanford University Studies in International Women's Health and Human Rights, and STLCC Meramec, Interior Design.

Lyn Kienholz

Program Director

Lyn Kienholz found Modern Widows Club in 2011 after the loss of her husband Mike. She launched the Minneapolis West Community in 2013 and served widows in her home until 2019 when she transitioned to the Modern Widows Club HQ Team as the Program Director. Lyn believes that meeting widows where they are at either in-person or on-line can dramatically change the trajectory of a widows journey. She partners with our Communities and Clubs along with creating content for the Hope & Heal, Grow & Lead and Widow Champion Journey emails. She is the Meeting & Event Planner for Modern Widows Club Widow Empowerment Event. Lyn lives with her second husband Jeff and their blended family of 6 kids near Minneapolis, MN. She owns Red Thread Consulting Group and her interests outside of work and serving widows include boating, hiking, beach vacations along with curling up with a cup of tea and a good book during long Minnesota winters.