Boston's State Street Installs "Fearless Girl" Statue on Wall Street

Mar 09, 2017, 00:28
Boston's State Street Installs

"And though she be but little, she is fierce", comes to mind when viewing the "Fearless Girl", placed in front of Wall Street's famous charging bull in New York City.

Much the same as the charging bull, the little bronze girl by artist Kristen Visbal was put up in the wee hours of the morning as "guerilla art", McNally said. Artist Arturo di Modica created the Charging Bull statue as an emblematic cure to the Wall Street crash in the '80s, "as a way to celebrate the can-do spirit of America and especially NY, where people from all other the world could come regardless of their origin or circumstances, and through determination and hard work overcome every obstacle to become successful". Wall Street itself. And not just any financial company, but State Street Global Advisors, the worlds third-largest asset manager, with $2.4 trillion under management.

A new bronze statue cropped up in Lower East Manhattan on the eve of International Women's Day. It says the girl represents the future. "By engaging with them around the need to have more diverse boards, in this case women, we can actually vote with our conscience and drive the change that's necessary".

The three-and-a-half ton Wall Street bull-first unveiled in 1989-is a magnet for tourists, who rub its horns or nose or genitals for good luck.

State Street Global Advisors placed the primary school-aged child squarely in the path of the rampaging beast in a plea to fellow companies for more gender diversity.

Charging Bull, make way for the Fearless Girl.

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The idea behind the statue, created by artist Kristen Visbal, is to make the point that there is a real dearth of women on the boards of the largest U.S. corporations.

Heinel points to State Street's own record at voting against companies where it had concerns about director tenure as evidence that the money manager is willing to follow through on its newer gender initiative.

It instantly brought me back to the 1993 Academy Awards, which the movie industry had myopically declared "The Year of the Woman".

The statue will remain at least a week, but may remain longer, according to Adweek.

According to the release, Fearless Girl was modeled and cast in two months, a process which typically takes six to eight months.

The bronze statue features a pony-tailed girl of around ten-ish with her hands on her hips and her chin held high as she stares down the huge bull.