On the eve of International Women’s Day last Tuesday, global advertising agency McCann worked with their client, State Street Global Advisors, which manages some $2.5 trillion in assets, to install a roughly 50-inch-tall bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging-bull statue. The reaction to the statue, which was designed by artist Kristen Visbal, was immediate and powerful.
The statue is a powerful symbol, but there is also substance behind it. Fearless Girl is part of StateStreet’s campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. The firm followed up the installation with a letter to the thousands of companies that can comprise the Russell 3000 index on Tuesday asking them to take action to increase the diversity on their boards. There is room for improvement: State Street says that roughly a quarter of the 3,500 companies it sent letters to have no women on their boards.
In the weeks after, the Fearless Girl has become an attraction in Lower Manhattan to rival that of the Charging Bull itself. For what it means to to residents, to visitors to the world, FIDI LIVING has joined in the movement to keep this girl around.
Click this link to sign the petition to keep the FEARLESS GIRL in our midst SIGN THE PETITION
VISIT CALIFORNIA “KIDAFORNIA” SAND SCULPTURE
Currently happening at the South Street Seaport, world-famous sand sculptor Todd Vander Pluym is working on construction of a 12-foot-tall, 60-ton sand sculpture to showcase kid-friendly California or “Kidifornia.” The sculpture features various animals including bears, seals and otters in a natural habitat specific to California.
The sculptor, Todd Vander Pluym, is president of Sand Sculptors International (SSI), one of the world’s premier sand sculptors. For over 20 years, he and his team of professional and master sculptors have crafted more than 1,600 sculptures around the globe. SSI holds nearly 200 sand sculpting titles, including four world championships. Over the years, Todd’s work has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, such as The Los Angeles Times, People and the Smithsonian Magazine, and on many television shows, including The Today Show and Good Morning America.
This Saturday, head to Route 66 Smokehouse on Stone Street for an exclusive tasting event featuring Craft Beers, American Bourbons + Ryes and melt-in-your-mouth BBQ! The event runs from 3-6pm and includes UNLIMITED food and drink tastings for 3 hours as well as a souvenir cup to take home.
BBQ: Nosh on never-ending delicious bites from the Pit including “Sarah’s Famous Wings”, “Pork on a Fork” and much more! Our in-house smoked BBQ will keep you going with all the boozin’!
Tickets are $60 and available here: https://www.eventbrite.
You must be 21+ to enter this event.