Shelton resident Teresa Younger will be honored by the Connecticut Women\u2019s Hall of Fame (CWHF) during a Nov. 6 event. Younger is executive director of the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, an agency that focuses on women\u2019s equality. She is known for her expertise in women\u2019s economic security, health and safety, and the elimination of gender discrimination. Nine other women also will be recognized as Education and Empowerment honorees during the 20th annual induction ceremony and celebration, \u201cWomen\u2019s Education: Women\u2019s Empowerment,\u201d at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford \u201cAs we mark 20 years of highlighting remarkable women\u2019s stories,\u201d said CWHF Executive Director Katherine Wiltshire, \u201cwe celebrate the incredible community we are building to inspire the next generation and women of all ages Younger active with Girl Scouts A lifelong Girl Scout, Younger recently finished two terms as board president of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut. She serves on several other boards, including the Women\u2019s Campaign School at Yale and the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. She has been recognized with awards for her commitment to civil rights and civil liberties, such as the Charter Oak Cultural Center\u2019s Social Justice Award and the Alpha Kappa Alpha New Haven Chapter\u2019s Excellence in Leadership Award. The Hartford Business Journal has named Younger one of its \u201c8 Remarkable Women in Business,\u201d and the Connecticut NAACP has selected her twice as one of its \u201c100 Most Influential Blacks in the State of Connecticut.\u201d Recognizing achievement The Connecticut Women\u2019s Hall of Fame is an educational outreach organization that works to publicly honor the achievement of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public, and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. The organization was founded in 1994 in Hartford and has 102 inductees, with its website (www.cwhf.org) serving as an important historical resource. This year\u2019s CWHF inductees are Rosa DeLauro, a 12-term U.S. representative whose district includes part of Shelton; Barbara Hackman Franklin, former U.S. commerce secretary; Linda Koch Lorimer, vice president of Yale University; and Augusta Lewis Troup, a union organizer, journalist and promoter of the suffrage movement.