The iconic bull statue on Wall Street may have met his match, and she's female.
On the eve of International Women's Day, an asset management company placed a statue of a little girl in front of Manhattan’s iconic charging bull to highlight a lack of gender diversity and equality in the workplace.
The State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) said in a statement that the statue is part of its call on the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients' investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.
“A key contributor to effective independent board leadership is diversity of thought, which requires directors with different skills, backgrounds and expertise,’’ Ron O’Hanley, State Street Global Advisors' CEO said in a statement. “Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards and have issued clear guidance to help them begin to take action.”
The statue was created by a female artist named Kristen Visbel, and her little statue instantly attracted the attention of all who saw it, and from media around the world.
And some were even inspired.
In fact the seeds have already been planted for this movement to grow for decades to come.
Personally I am looking forward to it.