A $2.5 trillion asset manager just put a statue of a defiant girl in front of the Wall Street bull

By Rachael Levy : sfgate – excerpt (includes video)

“Who ‘s that girl standing in front of the Wall Street bull?

There’s a new girl in town, and she’s staring down the charging bull. A bronze statue, known as “Fearless Girl,” was installed by State Street Global Advisors a day before International Women’s Day. “Fearless Girl” represents the call-to-action to increase the number of women on corporate boards. President and CEO of SSGA Ron O’ Hanley The statue will stand in front of the Wall Street bull for at least a week (video by webbitz)

The world’s third-largest asset manager has installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.

State Street Global Advisors, a nearly $2.5 trillion investor and unit within State Street Corp., is rolling out the campaign ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

The huge money manager said it would vote against boards if a company failed to take steps to increase its number of members who are women. State Street plans to send a letter to 3,500 companies on Tuesday asking the companies to take action…. (more)

I am happy to share this young girl’s public show of defiance on Day without a Woman. We need some hope and this gives us some.

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