'Fearless Girl' statue to be moved away from Wall Street bull

'Fearless Girl' statue to be moved away from Wall Street bull
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The famous “Fearless Girl” statue will be moved away from its spot staring down the Wall Street “Charging Bull” statue to stand instead in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and State Street Global Advisors, the firm that commissioned the statue last year, announced the move on Thursday, ABC News reported. 

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“Since Fearless Girl’s placement, more than 150 companies have added a female director to their boards,” State Street Global Advisors chief Cyrus Taraporevala said. “Our hope is that by moving her closer to the NYSE she will encourage more companies to take action and, more broadly, that she will continue to inspire people from all walks of life on the issue of gender diversity.”

The sculpture by Kristen Visbal was placed in front of the “Charging Bull” last year before International Women’s Day 2017, and has since become a popular tourist attraction.

Officials said it will be moved to a safer location for spectators, away from its crowded original location on Broadway Avenue, ABC News reported.

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“We are proud to be home to the Fearless Girl,” de Blasio said. “She is a potent symbol of the need for change at the highest levels of corporate America — and she will become a durable part of our city’s civic life.”

The sculptor of the bull complained that it compromised his work.  However, it is likely the pair will end up together again, according to Eric Phillips, de Blasio’s press secretary.

“The Bull will almost certainly be moved — and will very likely wind up reunited with Fearless Girl,” Phillips tweeted on Thursday. “But it’s tricky and some things still need to be sorted out. Anyone who’s ever relocated a 7,000-lb bronze bull knows what I mean.”

The girl was installed to advertise the company's new gender-inclusive fund following a series of claims of discrimination.

State Street Global Advisers settled a $5 million lawsuit last October after more than 300 women said they were paid less than men.