Taryn Davis

Charity leader and founder, American Widow Project

Taryn Davis is the founder and executive director of the American Widow Project, which supports the widows and widowers of American service personnel. She grew up in San Marcos, Texas and married her high-school sweetheart, Michael, shortly after he joined the US army. In May 2007, when she was 21, he was killed in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Today, the American Widow Project supports 1,600 service widows and widowers across the US with events, befriending and educational programmes.

Taryn’s work has been widely celebrated in the media and she has received multiple awards as a leading social innovator.