The statue of a little girl standing defiantly in front of the Wall Street bull will remain in place until March 2018, said NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio.
‘Fearless Girl’ was installed on March 7, 2017 in New York City with the approval of City Hall by artist Kristen Visbal and State Street Global Advisors.
The financial group said on its website that it installed the statue to highlight the lack of women on corporate boards, as one out of every four companies that make up the Russell 3000 Index continue to have no women on their boards.
Photos of the little girl soon made the statue known around the world and, although originally intended to be in place for just one week, it was initially granted an extension until April 2 and now renewed until the next International Women’s Rights Day on March 8, 2018.
The little girl faces the famous Wall Street bull that was installed in December 1989 by the Italian-American sculptor Arturo Di Modica, symbolizing the strength and power of the American people.
Artist Kristen Visbal chose a young girl for the statue to show young girls that it is possible to make their way to Wall Street.
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