Art & Design

Wall Street’s Famous Fearless Girl Statue Just Found A Home At Fed Square

By Jack Colquhoun - 04 Mar 2019

What to some may only seem to be a bronze statue of a small young girl is actually a defiant young lady pioneering workplace gender diversity encouraging companies to recruit more women. She is usually seen starting down the menacing charging bull on Wall Street; however, she's recently found a new home in Melbourne.

A limited-edition reproduction of Kristen Visbal's famous bronze statue has recently been unveiled in Federation Square. The 130-centimetre statue is here to help celebrate International Women’s Day this Friday 8 March.

Originally, the piece was commissioned as an advertisement for an index fund that comprises gender-diverse companies that have relatively high percentage women among their respective companies senior leadership. Fearless Girl has sent waves throughout the corporate world, especially in Australia, with support from index funds Hesta and CBUS, as well as law firm Maurice & Blackburn.

Fearless Girl will be open to the public for an unknown length of time, so be sure to get up close to it before it disappears to another city.

The Details

What: The Fearless Girl by Kristen Visbal
Where: Federation Square
When: Limited time
For more info, click 
here.

Looking for more stuff to look at? Here are 10 must-see exhibitions this month in Melbourne.

Image credit: Associated Press

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