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Sylvia Ferrell-Jones is stepping down as president and CEO of YW Boston after 10 years.

Ferrell-Jones has led the nonprofit — the nation’s first YWCA, which got its start in 1866 as the Boston Young Women’s Christian Association — since 2007, leading the organization through a rebranding effort in 2012 to reflect YW’s mission to combat racial disparities and social change.

In an email, board chair Mim Minichiello said Ferrell-Jones “has been quietly but ferociously” battling cancer for the…