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Taryn Davis

Taryn Davis is the founder and Executive Director of the American Widow Project. After losing her husband in Iraq, Taryn made it her mission to create a place to allow others like her to find hope and inspiration after the loss of one’s hero. Being a facilitator for widowU is a dream position in which she hopes to instill empowerment, education, and love into all those who she has the honor to serve.

To ensure she can lead widowU courses to the best of her ability, Taryn is also a:

  • Certified Holistic Life Coach
  • Empowerment Coach and Professional Firewalk Instructor
  • In Training to Become a Certified Meditation Instructor
  • Fellow and Proud Military Widow of CPL Michael Davis KIA 5.21.07

For her work with the American Widow Project, Taryn has also been recognized as:

  • Top 10 CNN Hero of 2011
  • One of Newsweek Magazine’s “150 Women Who Shake the World”
  • Diller-Von Furstenburg Foundation’s “People’s Voice Award” Recipient
  • L’Oreal’s 2010 National Woman of Worth Recipient
  • VH1’s Do Something Award Recipient
  • One of Glamour Magazine’s 21 Amazing Young Women of 2011
  • “Texan of the Year” Finalist
  • Central Texas NASW Public Citizen of the Year
  • Austin Woman Magazine’s “10 Women to Watch”