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The NotMom Summit

One of the world’s first major conferences for women without children to connect, inform and empower the growing audience of childless and childfree women.

The tired old trope of ‘selfish, childless cat ladies’, doesn’t hold in a world where Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, British Prime Minister Theresa May, IBM CEO Virginia Rometty and media powerhouse Oprah Winfrey reflect the intellect, philanthropy and concern for future generations demonstrated by women without children every day,”  
- Karen Malone Wright, founder, The NotMom

October 9-10, 2015

Cleveland Marriott Hotel

October 6-7, 2017

 Hilton Cleveland Downtown 

Keynote Speakers

Melanie Notkin, Author and Founder of, Savvy Auntie and Otherhood, New York, NY

In 2008, Notkin founded Savvy Auntie®, the multi-platform  lifestyle brand for cool aunts, great aunts, godmothers and all women who love kids. She introduced Otherhood in 2018 for the growing demographic of women who, despite their deepest yearnings, remain single and childless as their fertile years wane.

Meghan Daum, Author, Columnist and Essayist, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY

A 2015 Guggenheim fellow, ,Daum has been an op-ed columnist for The Los Angeles Times since 2005. She is the author of four books as well as the editor of the anthology Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Choice Not to Have Children.

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Keynote Speakers

Jody Day, Author, Psychotherapist, 

Social Entrepreneur,  and Founder of Gateway Women. London, England

Day launched her global support network Gateway Women in 2012. The group now connects more than two million women who are childless not by choice. She is author of. Living the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children.


Marcia Drut-Davis, Author and Speaker. Stuart, Florida

Drut-Davis was one of the first American women to speak publicly about making the decision to live childfree. She became committed to helping others overcome the stigma against non-parents after facing death threats, picket lines and a lost teaching position following the 1974 CBS broadcast. She is author of Confessions of a Childfree Woman: A Life Spent Swimming Against the Mainstream, and a popular speaker on pronatalism, parenting choice and assumptions about regret.

The theme, Redefining Feminine Legacy, weaves through presentations by experts from the United States and United Kingdom including academics, counselors and other professional women on topics ranging from estate planning to boundary-setting and small-batch cooking.
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