New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the statue of a young girl that has been facing off the New York City’s iconic Wall Street bull sculpture since the eve of International Women’s Day is not going anywhere until March 2018.
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The sculpture which was initially erected on 7th March for a week, made rounds and appeared in media around the world. The statue was an immediate hit, drawing crowds who snapped selfies or stood alongside and mimicked its pose. This obstinate symbol of women’s rights was installed under the new administration of President Donald Trump, who has boasted about sexually assaulting women.
This exhibit made by artist, Kristen Visba was first extended until 2nd April and has finally been decided to stay there until next year’s International Women’s Day on 8th March.
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De Blasio, an outspoken Trump critic, told reporters in front of the defiant girl that it means so much to the people of New York, especially the city’s women and girls as the statue spoke to the moment so the pertinent municipal agencies voted in favor of keeping the statue.
This splendid artwork was erected by asset managers State Street Global Advisors, with City Hall’s agreement. It marked the start of company’s campaign to encourage companies in which it invests to add more women to their boards in order to increase gender diversity in Wall Street’s ‘traditionally male environment’ and advocates for women to fight to become leaders in the gender parity battle.
The ‘Fearless Girl’ is standing facing the bronze statue of the raging Wall Street Charging Bull sculpture, which was created by Italian-American artist, Arturo Di Modica to encourage everyone to realize America’s power.
Since then it is a symbol of Wall Street.
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Manhattan Borough’s President, Gale Brewer said that Kristen chose to depict a young girl to show others that it is possible for them to create strong, enduring as well as successful career on Wall Street .
Brewer then referred to a recent report which showed that less than 20 percent of board seats of S&P 500 companies are occupied by women. She also said, “We can issue all the reports we want. Women don’t see themselves represented in the streets of New York. We have sculptures and art of a lot of men and that needs to change.”