A 4-foot tall bronze sculpture of a young girl, with her hands firmly on her hips, was installed at about 3 a.m. Tuesday, just a few feet north of the iconic bull sculpture — as though she’s staring it down. The “Fearless Girl” is part of a campaign from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the world’s largest asset managers, to draw attention to the need for more female leaders in business, specifically calling for more women on company boards.
A small plaque at the sculpture’s feet reads: “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference.”
The statute’s installation was timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, which is March 8, SSGA said in a statement.