Teresa Younger is the Executive Director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW). The PCSW has been the State’s leading force for women’s equality for 35 years by fulfilling its mandate to: study all matters concerning women; to inform leaders and the public about the nature and scope of discrimination; to promote consideration of women for government positions; and to work with State agencies to assess programs and practices as they affect women.
Prior to joining the PCSW, Younger was the Director of Affiliate Organizational Development at the American Civil Liberties Union National Office, where she assisted affiliates throughout the country with organization and management issues. Preceding her tenure with ACLU National, Younger served as the first woman and the first African American to serve as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut.
Teresa Younger has a diverse array of policy and management experiences from corporate philanthropy to youth development. She currently serves as the Fairfield County Regional Chair for the Girl Scouts of Connecticut, sits on the boards the National Association of Commissions for Women and the Universal Health Care Foundation, serves on the Academy of Educational Development’s New Voices National Advisory Board and the American Camp Association Public Policy Committee. She was most recently identified by Hartford Business Journal as one of the “Eight Remarkable Women in Business” and has continually been recognized for her commitment to civil rights and civil liberties. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. She lives in Shelton with her husband, Ronald Preston.