Fearless Girl breaks the glass ceiling for International Women’s Day
State Street Global Advisors installed a shattered glass ceiling surrounding the Fearless Girl statue, a symbol of the new ground women are breaking every day.
“It’s been four years since Fearless Girl – the statue of a young girl standing in the heart of Wall Street – sent an immediate and unequivocal message to business leaders around the world: that having strong women in leadership matters. “, did he declare. Said Cyrus Taraporevala. “Since then, countless women around the world have defied conventional thinking – whether on boards of directors, Fortune 500 companies or at the highest levels of government, from the European Commission to the White House.”
Many stopped to take photos of the iconic Wall Street statue standing in a shattered glass ceiling.
“We have a female vice president, yell at Kamala but there’s a long way to go,” New Yorker Hez Hossain said.
Since the launch of the Fearless Girl campaign in 2017, nearly 1,500 companies have been identified for not having a woman on their board, and of these, nearly two-thirds have added a female director, setting a standard for generations. to come up.
The statue was designed by artist Kristen Visbal and was originally in front of Wall Street’s famous Charging Bull. He was supposed to stay a week, a financial company stunt. But it quickly became a popular item and has since become a permanent facility outside of the New York Stock Exchange.
The organization claims the Fearless Girl is standing up asking for help from New Yorkers struggling with the COVID pandemic, which has disproportionately affected women in the workplace.
“Despite great progress, we have seen over the past year how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women who have had to leave their jobs to care for their families, as well as the negative impact on racial communities and ethnically diverse, ”Taraporevala said. “Given the clear implications for business, economy and society, these challenges remind us why the diversity of ways of thinking and problem-solving in leadership is essential to the stewardship of the assets we manage.
Late last year, Fearless Girl donned a red Salvation Army apron to help raise funds for New Yorkers in need during the pandemic.
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