Widows of Opportunity - Founder
Kimberly Richardson is a Philanthropist and the President and Founder of Widows of Opportunity™, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Columbia, SC. In addition to leading this organization, Kimberly also serves as a motivational speaker, and has been featured on various events to share her story with the world. 

Kimberly lost her husband to a car accident at the age of 24, and started this organization to provide support to widows that she herself did not receive. She began in 2011 with only four widows, and currently has an audience of over 400,000 widows, plus additional widows in 34 states and 7 countries. We are truly international and worldwide!

Kimberly has appeared on various media outlets and print publications to bring exposure to Widows of Opportunity™ and her cause. She has been featured on:

  • WIS-TV
  • ABC Columbia (WOLO)
  • The OnPoint and more


  • Tom Joyner Morning Show w/Jacque Reid
  • The Urban Scene Radio with Don Frierson
  • The NTouch Radio with Judi Gatson and 
  • The NTouch Radio with Brandon Wilson 
  • The Dude Radio with Dallas Reese 
  • The Palms Radio with Mike Allen
  • Good Morning Sumter with Derek Burress and more

  • Midlands Woman
  • Lexington Woman 
  • Discover Columbia
  • Conversations
  • IMARA Woman and more

Kimberly is a graduate of Midlands Technical College and the NXLevel Entrepreneur Class sponsored by the City of Columbia.

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