"Fearless Girl" Turns 1!

March 8, 2018
Updated 7mo ago

One year ago, under the cover of night, the "Fearless Girl" statue was erected across from the bull statue on Wall Street. Now, the people behind the iconic statue reflect on the changes that came as a result of this small but mighty statue.

Lynn Blake is the Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, the firm behind "Fearless Girl." She joined Cheddar to explain why so many people have enjoyed the new piece of art.

Initially, "Fearless Girl" was intended to be a temporary installation. But after visitors to and regulars on Wall Street enjoyed it so much, the city granted State Street the ability to keep her up for an entire year.

Over the course of this past year, State Street encouraged 787 all-male boards in the U.S., Britain, and Australia to add women, and 152 did.