Teresa Younger is Executive Director of Connecticut’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, a leading force for women’s equality. Her expertise in women’s economic security, health and safety, and the elimination of gender discrimination allows her to represent Connecticut’s women as she directs the PCSW in the fulfillment of its mandate. A lifelong Girl Scout, Younger recently finished two terms as President of the board of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. She currently serves on several other boards including the Women’s Campaign School at Yale and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. A noted speaker, advocate and activist, she has been recognized with numerous awards for her commitment to civil rights and civil liberties including, in 2013, Liberty Bank’s Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Education and Empowerment Honoree, and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Breakfast Badge Award.
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