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Here’s Why the Defiant Girl Statue in Front of the Wall Street Bull Is So Important

State Street Global Advisors installed the statue, sculpted by artist Kristen Visbal of Delaware, on the eve of International Women’s Day to serve as the visual component of the money manager’s new commitment to gender parity in corporate boardrooms. The firm, with roughly $2.5 trillion under management, announced Tuesday that it would pressure 3,500 companies worth $30 trillion in market cap to aim for gender parity on their boards.