Advocating for change for women and girls in Georgia.
YWCA of Greater Atlanta works to improve the lives of women and families in Georgia through issue education, statewide public policy advocacy, and by empowering women to get involved in all aspects of the policy change process.
The Georgia Women’s Policy Institute (GWPI) is our signature advocacy program.
Now entering its fifth successful year, GWPI is a leadership, advocacy and civic engagement training for women from diverse backgrounds. GWPI Fellows meet over the course of one year for education, team building, and hands-on learning, as they work collaboratively on a real world policy project that impacts the lives of women and girls in Georgia.
Did you know?
Here are a few quick facts about women’s political participation in Georgia.
- Georgia received a D- grade in women’s political participation
Only 22.9% of Georgia state legislators are women
Georgia is ranked 49th in the nation in the number of women in elected office
GWPI: A powerful network of advocates
A total of 80 women advocates have participated in the Georgia Women’s Policy Institute, forming a strong alumni network dedicated to creating positive policy change for women and girls in our state. Read below to see a list of current and former GWPI fellows.