Founded in 1988 with it's first Director Stephanie Davis, the Women’s Policy Group, along with its sister organization the Women’s Policy Education Fund (later Georgia Women for a Change) tackled the problems that keep women and their families underemployed, impoverished, and underserved. Working with experts, they produced many important research papers and projects on issues that impact women, including child care and support, health and employment issues, violence against women and children, reproductive freedom, and tax policies. 

In 2014, the Women’s Policy Group joined forces with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta to become the Georgia Women’s Policy Institute.