Fearless Girl has officially moved into her new home facing the New York Stock Exchange.
On Monday morning, State Street Global Advisors and the city of New York unveiled Fearless Girl’s new placement.
“From this new location, she will be able to have an even greater impact, serving as a constant reminder to companies and investors that having women in leadership is good for business,” State Street said. “Fearless Girl is truly reinventing investing because she is changing the way we think about corporate performance.”
The statue — by sculptor Kristen Visbal — previously stood in in front of the Charging Bull statue on Wall Street, where she was placed in March 2017. Originally, Fearless Girl was only slated to remain at this location for a few days, but she stayed for 20 months following a groundswell of support.
At the end of April, State Street Global Advisors‘ Lori Heinel — who was behind the statue’s commission — wrote in a LinkedIn post that “Fearless Girl” was moving to a new location outside the New York Stock Exchange by the end of 2018.
The reason for the move was to provide greater accessibility in a more secure, safe environment while placing her where she won’t lose her intended purpose, State Street said previously.
The purpose of Fearless Girl was — and is — to call attention to the existing gender disparity in leadership positions, particularly at the corporate board level.
On the same day State Street debuted Fearless Girl, it called on thousands of companies in its investment portfolio in the U.S., U.K. and Australia to increase the number of women on their corporate boards.