JODY DAY is the 57-year-old British founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship, support & advocacy network for childless women with a social reach of c.2-million, founded in the UK in 2011 and now headquartered in Ireland. She’s the author of what many professionals consider to be the ‘go-to’ book on the topic, ‘Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and a Fulfilling Future Without Children’ (PanMac 2016/2020). Chosen as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2013 & awarded UK Digital Woman of the Year (2nd place) in 2021, she’s a global thought leader on female involuntary childlessness, a psychotherapist, a TEDx speaker, a social entrepreneur, a founding and former board member at Ageing Well Without Children and a former Fellow in Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School. Often referred to as the ‘voice of the childless generation’ she’s also an Ambassador for both World Childless Week and PLICA (Australia). She lives in Ireland with her partner, his mother and their dog where she’s writing a novel (featuring a childless heroine of course) and nurturing the emerging Gateway Elderwomen project for ‘conscious childless elderwomen’.