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New Legacy Women (formerly The Mother Within) is a community space that honors the heartfilled and challenging journeys of women who are not parents, and wanted to have children. New Legacy Women (NLW) also facilitates virtual and online, parent-free discussions and programs for our community.

The NLW Community is a space to acknowledge and respect our diverse backgrounds and intersectional experiences, and to celebrate our accomplishments and contributions. As a community, we are in a unique position to make new choices, beyond prescribed social and cultural paradigms and presumed definitions of family, the roles of women and the meaning of legacy.

The New Legacy Women's Network is a global professional & referral network created exclusively for our community. The network is an opportunity to recognize and prioritize our community of practitioners and entrepreneurs, and businesses owned and operated by women who are not parents. It is also a place to identify and refer service providers, businesses, and professional environments, which are intentionally inclusive of and equitable toward women without children.

The New Legacy Women's Fund will support needs based research and access to basic and necessary services, for women without children, in need. Women who are not parents are often deprived of services based on a "familes first" prioritization, and our specific needs often remain unmet, in terms of access to safe shelter, legal aid, mental health and trauma recovery services.

Please join us in the ways that matter most to you!



We Are Worthy! Summit
18-22 April 2018


World Childless Week
10-16 September 2018


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NLW Community

Join us for meaningful conversations, honoring the unique challenges of our respective and intersectional journeys. Celebrate the new narratives we are living as women.


NLW Network

Connect with our professional community and share your individual or organizational products and services. 
Refer and be referred today!

NLW Fund

Support focused research and increased access to basic services by prioritizing women in our community, who remain underserved.