Pedestrians walking down Wall Street noticed something different today. An asset management group, State Street Global Advisors, installed a statue of a young girl facing off against the famous Wall Street Charging Bull.
State Street Global Advisors pulled the stunt ahead of International Women’s Day (tomorrow) as a campaign to emphasize gender diversity, and more specifically, women in leadership.
“We believe good corporate governance is a function of strong, effective and independent board leadership,” Ron O’Hanley, State Street Global Advisors’s CEO, said in a statement. “Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards and have issued clear guidance to help them begin to take action.”
The temporary sculpture, titled “The Fearless Girl,” was made by Kristen Visbal, and will be up for at least a week, says SSGA. The agency is negotiating with New York City for the ‘Fearless Girl’ to become part of the art program so she can stay longer.
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