Welcome to Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women.
Whether you’re childless due to infertility or circumstance you’re in the right place. Pull up a chair. Get a cup of tea or something stronger and make yourself comfortable. Things are just about to get a whole lot easier.
Join our fabulous private online Community on MightyNetworks A supportive, intelligent, friendly, compassionate, private online community of ID-checked women like us from all over the world who ‘get’ what it’s like to be a childless woman in our motherhood-obsessed society. It’s free for the first month and then free/modest fee thereafter and you’ll also have access to our other communities too, including a reading group for my book, one for women who are both single & childless and many others. Find out more here.
We have always offered reduced subscription plans and/or payment holidays for anyone who needs one, so if you’re feeling financially vulnerable because of Coronavirus, please don’t let that put you off joining us. We’re also creating many new ways to support each other through this crisis.
Read my book Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and Fulfilling Future Without Children. Now in its 2nd edition (March 2020) and with fifty amazing endorsements + 60+ heartfelt reader reviews on Amazon, this has become a much loved classic guide to recovering from the heartbreak of involuntary childlessness and finding hope for a new kind of life – the life unexpected. You can download a free sample of the introduction and chapter 1 here and reviews and bookshops/online order links here. You can join my live reading group in our online community, whichever chapter of the book you’re on. And you can read my blog, When the title of your book becomes the same as the news – Living the Life Unexpected: Reflections on childlessness during a pandemic.
Sign up for my monthly reflections email and read my ongoing experiences on embracing and inhabiting my unchosen childless identity, as well being first in line to book onto my free webinars, find out where I’ll be speaking and nab a spot at a Reignite Weekend when they open for booking – they often sell out very quickly. (I never share your email or bombard you with stuff; I don’t have time to write them and you don’t have time to read them!) You can also follow me on Instagram @GatewayWomen.
Join our free, private, global social groups organized via Meetup – we have groups for UK & Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & Israel and you can find out more details about all of them here.
Our Meetups are currently on-hold due to Coronavirus and we are setting up Virtual GW Meetups, the Gateway Cafe and other supportive initiatives via our private online community. Come and join us there!
We have had to cancel several of our workshops and programmes planned for Spring/Summer 2020 following UK Government guidelines. Below are our workshop planned for later in the year. Should these not go ahead, full refunds will be provided.
Do you struggle with being childless? Would you like to find a way to make peace with your situation today and look forward to your future again? Come to one of our Reignite Weekend workshops and experience a safe, friendly and judgement-free space to heal and move forward with your life.
HOLLAND: Eindhoven – 19/20th September with Karin Enfield de Vries
This weekend will be presented in DUTCH only.
UK, Scotland: Edinburgh, 3/4th October 2020 with Liane Preston & Melanie Dagg
HOLLAND: Eindhoven, 24/25th October with Jody Day & Karin Enfield de Vries
Presented in English