HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Teresa C. Younger, the longtime director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women is leaving to lead the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Younger has led the state agency for the past seven years, advocating for issues affecting women across the state.

Younger will begin her new job as CEO of the New York-based Ms. Foundation on June 16. The 40-year-old organization invests money, time, expertise and training in nearly 100 organizations focused on women’s health and reproductive rights, economic security and safety.

Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist who helped to launch the foundation, said in a written statement that Younger “is the perfect person to continue the grassroots strength of the Ms. Foundation” at a time of “both feminist success and backlash.”

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