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$2.5 Trillion Asset Manager Installs Statue of Fearless Girl in Front of Wall Street Bull

By Amanda Froelich

On the eve of International Women’s Day, an asset manager on Wall Street had a statue of a fearless girl installed to face the iconic bull statue already in place. The intention of doing so is to highlight a lack of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.

Small girl fearlessly faces Wall Street bull

Photo: Brendan McDermid

Created by artist Kristen Visbal, The Fearless Girl statue has drawn hoards of attention for a beneficial purpose. According to a statement released by the State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the statue is part of a call on more than 3,500 companies that benefit from clients’ investments to ensure that their governing boards are diverse. Ron O’Hanley of SSGA commented:

“A key contributor to effective independent board leadership is diversity of thought, which requires directors with different skills, backgrounds and expertise. 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.”

Photo: Rachael Levy

Reuters relays that The Fearless Girl statue may continue to face off with the bull for at least a month – if not longer.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. dancingpalmtrees

    Also interesting that the men still gravitate towards the bull and the women go for the little girl statue. And she will be removed just like all yesterday’s Intl Women’s day hoopla is over. Still seems to be business as usual. I’d better get down there before the little girl gets evicted!!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      I hope you get to see her. <3

  2. dancingpalmtrees

    This is wonderful however I could not help wondering if an equal donation to womens/girls education programs especially in poor neighborhoods would be more help. Just sayin’

  3. swo8

    That was really neat!

  4. Dr. Rex

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Loved that little girl … the moment I saw her! Thx for sharing!

  5. Animalista Untamed

    Why can’t it be left there permanently!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      That would be nice, Animalista!

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