February 2018: 'Fearless Girl' Statue to Stay on Wall Street a Year
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 02, 2017,
Apr 02, 2017, 6:37
According to published reports, the bronze statue of a young girl defying Wall Street's charging bull will be allowed to stay where it is until at least February of next year.
The 4-foot-tall, 250-pound ponytailed girl in a windblown dress was installed this month to highlight the dearth of women on corporate boards as she stands strong against the 11-foot-tall, 7,100-pound bull. State Street Global Advisors, the world's third-largest asset manager, installed the statue on Tuesday morning as part of a campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.
The "Fearless Girl" statue was placed at its present spot in Manhattan's financial district to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8 - and became a popular fixture during the equality activism demonstrated that day called, "A Day Without a Woman".
The "Fearless Girl" is only one of a few female statues in New York City.
On Monday morning, several NY officials including Rep.
The statue, which was conceptualized by advertising firm McCann and State Street Global Advisers and designed by Kristen Visbal, was an instant hit. Visbal was quoted by the Associated Press as saying, "She's not defiant, she's fearless, proud and strong, not belligerent".
The roughly four-foot statue has become a social media sensation and a major tourist attraction.
In the meantime, Fearless Girl refuses to stand down.
The "Fearless Girl" statue stands in the snow March 14 in NY.
"In her short time here, the Fearless Girl has fueled powerful conversations about women in leadership and inspired so many", the mayor said in a written statement. Later that day, the mayor's Twitter account announced "our future rests in the hands of fearless girls", with a photo of the statue and a group of admirers.
"As it turns out, the statue of the little girl symbolically defying Wall Street was installed by". Bull, as part of a campaign by USA fund manager State Street to push companies to put women on their boards, in the financial district in NY, on March 7.