On International Women’s Day, “Fearless Girl” faced off Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” in Lower Manhattan – and thousands petitioned the city to keep her there. Shout out to Fearless Girl’s sculptor Kristen Visbal.
Four months later, the bronze statue of a young girl with legs locked, hands on hips, won three Grand Prix awards at the Cannes Lions top tier ad industry fest held in France this week. That’s a pat on the back for marketing firm McCann New York and the company that commissioned it – Boston-based money management firm State Street Global Advisors. Here’s the full scoop from Adweek.
Arturo Di Modica – the artist behind the brute force crafted to encapsulate America’s bootstrap mentality and its approach to high finance after the 1986 stock market crash – wants the pesky prepubescent moved.
Here’s what the New York City mayor had to say about that:
Men who don’t like women taking up space are exactly why we need the Fearless Girl. https://t.co/D2OZl4ituJ
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 12, 2017
Last year’s Board Monitor report reminds us that women on Wall Street have a long way to go. So, why not? Let’s take all the motivation we can get this week and invite it to propel us forward as women and entrepreneurs, and celebrate the goals met, the victories — big and small.