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Jody Day

Gateway Women
Author, Psychotherapist and Founder,
London, England UK
Jody Day is an author, social entrepreneur, integrative psychotherapist trainee and the founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women.
  • Jody is a founding member at AWOC.org (the ageing without children collective) 
  • A former Fellow in Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School at Cambridge University.
  • Her 10-min talk at the Women of the World Festival on ‘Creating a Meaningful & Fulfilling Life Without Children’ has been viewed over 17,000 times: http://bit.ly/jody-wow
  • A fully revised & expanded version of her 2013 self-published book, now titled Living the Life Unexpected is due from Bluebird (PanMacmillan) in Feb 2016: http://bit.ly/ltlu-bluebird
  • Gateway Women has an aggregated reach of almost 2million, between the website, various social media platforms and its global public and private communities. A breakdown can be viewed here: bit.ly/gw-audience
  • A fully revised & expanded version of Jody’s bestselling 2013 self-published book, now titled Living the Life Unexpected is due from Bluebird (PanMacmillan) in Feb 2016: http://bit.ly/ltlu-bluebird
  • Jody runs workshops,a global online community, global social events and private sessions in person or via Skype for women coming to terms with a life that doesn’t include motherhood.
  • She writes and speaks out regularly on the issues, opportunities and prejudices that childless and childfree women face.
  • She was married for 16 years, has been single for several years and is childless-not-by-choice.
  • Jody lives in London with her cat, who is also childless.

BOOK: Jody’s book Living the Life Unexpected is due to be published on 25 February 2016 by Bluebird (PanMacmillan).This is a fully revised and expanded edition of Jody’s bestselling self-published book Rocking the Life Unexpected (2013) now with a more international focus and also includes extracts from 24 studies with childless women from around the world (and 2 men).

PRESS: Gateway Women has been featured in a wide variety of broadcast, print and online media including: The Guardian, Woman’s Hour, BBC News, BBC World Service, Radio 5 Live, Sunrise TV (AUS), The Daily Mail, Psychologies Magazine, Prospect Magazine, Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, Woman’s Own and The Sunday Mirror. http://gateway-women.com/media/press/

QUALIFICATIONS: A wide ranging career in the communications sector including PR, marketing, interior design, branding and public affairs, plus her own infertility and involuntary childlessness, prepared Jody to become a spokeswomen for childless women. She holds a certificate in Integrative Counselling and is continuing her studies towards a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.