Whitby InspiratioN | The Fearless Girl
Manhattan’s Wall Street is famous for the iconic charging bull statue. However, there is a new statute everyone is talking about. State Street Global Advisors installed a young girl fearlessly standing in front of the charging bull in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2017. The statue’s original purpose is to encourage people to hire more women on corporate boards. This girl standing opposite to the bull almost 10 times her size, serves a powerful message to increase gender diversity in leadership.
The powerful message on the plaque underneath the fearless girl reads:
Whitby loves the meaning and idea of “The Fearless Girl”. All girls of any shape or age can relate to her. This statue reminds women to stand tall and take our place in society. The fearless girl is a symbol to women and men around the world. She is in place to provoke change in gender equal leadership. The Fearless Girl stands strong, defiant, and confident. Whitby hopes “The Fearless Girl” will become a permanent part of Wall Street to inspire women as it has inspired us.
Watch the video below to find out more about the fearless girl.