Do you know this little girl? She is a fearless girl.
Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal, commissioned by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) via McCann New York. The statue was originally installed on March 7, 2017, at Bowling Green in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. It depicts a girl who, as originally installed, faced the Charging Bull (or Wall Street Bull) statue.
The fearless girl sculpture, which has been popular with tourists, especially women, since it was set up in 2017. The sculpture is meant to call for gender equality, especially for companies to increase the proportion of women on their boards. The fearless girl sculpture is moved to the door of the New York stock exchange on Dec 10, 2018. [photo/VCG] In fact, there is an episode about the sculpture of the fearless girl. Modiska, who designed the statue, accused the little girl of “infringing his copyright and distorting his artistic message” by placing it opposite the bull and suggested the mayor of New York move it to the door of a sexist company, otherwise, a lawsuit is filed. The mayor of New York responded forcefully, saying that “men don’t want women in company space and that’s why we need fearless girls.” In fact, since the launch of the “fearless girl” statue in 2017, more than 300 companies have responded to the company’s call by adding a female director, and 28 more have pledged to do so. Sure enough, the rational expression of the artistic sculpture is easier to obtain public resonance, but also can play a leading role.