Why A Bold Girl Stands Firm on Wall Street?
Have you seen the Bold Statue of the Girl in Front of the Famous Bronze Bull on Wall Street? Why is she there? Great question, in solidarity to the International Women’s Day celebration and the UN Women’s call for attention on Women in the Workplace.
“As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan’s bronze bull, fearlessly staring it down” Elsa Butler, New York Times.
“Know the Power of Women in Leadership, SHE makes a Difference”
– State Street Global Advisors
The Wall Street girl is expected to remain on Wall Street for exactly a month, but she is a clear reminder that there’s power in “Standing Still” even when facing the greatest challenge.
The Wall Street girl celebrates all the people who resisted by staying in place. “A little bit to the north one of my all-time favorite heroines, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, won a place in history by refusing to move an inch. An African-American schoolteacher, Graham was on her way to play the organ at a church service in 1854, when her streetcar’s conductor demanded she get off and wait for a car for colored people.”
“Sometimes you can make a Difference by Standing still.”