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Claire Woodward

Claire Woodward is a Marine Corps spouse, the founder of MPower, and a two-term MFAN advisor. Her passion lies in building a community to help spouses create meaningful support networks and mentoring opportunities so they can experience a positive military life.


Before she started MPower, Claire worked in the nonprofit sector in both development and management. She also worked in the private sector, crafting effective marketing programs for a variety of companies including Internet startups and commercial insurance providers. Claire has also provided insight on military family issues to key members of the first lady’s staff as well as the president’s national security team. She continues to volunteer locally with Toys for Tots, PTA, environmental groups, and Girl Scouts.

Claire graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in English. Her husband, a recently retired Marine, works for the federal government.