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 seventh 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. *The application process for the 2018 class has now closed – please check back in spring 2019 to apply for the next year’s class.*
– Andie, Former GWPI Fellow
Did you know?
- State-level policy has a direct impact on the day-to-day lives of women and girls in Georgia
- Women need to be at the table when state-level policy decisions are being made, both by serving as advocates and as elected officials
- After the November 2018 election, the percentage of Georgia legislators who are women increased to 31%!
GWPI: A powerful network of advocates
Nearly 100 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. See below for a list of GWPI alumni: