The MFWire
Manage Email Alerts | Sponsorships | About MFWire | Who We Are

Subscribe to MFWire.com's News Alerts [click]

Rating:SSGA Builds a Living Wall Outside the NYSE Not Rated 0.0 Email Routing List Email & Route  Print Print
Friday, March 6, 2020

SSGA Builds a Living Wall Outside the NYSE

Reported by Neil Anderson, Managing Editor

The State Street Global Advisors (SSGA [profile]) team is giving some living backup to a company-backed icon near Wall Street, celebrating the symbol's third anniversary.

Kristen Visbal's Fearless Girl, with the new living wall
Yesterday morning, before the market opened, the SSGA team installed a "living wall" (of flowers and greenery) behind Kristen Visbal's famous Fearless Girl sculpture that stands in New York City, facing the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street. Later in the morning, SDPR ETFs Americas distribution chief Susan Thompson and other female members of the SSGA team rang the opening bell at the NYSE.

The living wall prominently features the number "681," which is the number of companies with formerly all-male boards that have added women to their boards since SSGA's campaign on that issue started. The SSGA team is onsite outside the NYSE, offering passersby flowers to add to the living wall and encouraging them to talk about what the Fearless Girl means to them. The living wall will stay up until Sunday, which is International Women's Day.

"For the first time in history, every company in the S&P 500 has a woman on its board," Thompson posted yesterday. "There's still more to be done, but I'm so proud of the progress we've made."

"This moment represents so much more than an anniversary — Fearless Girl is about a smarter way to do business," states Cyrus Taraporevala, president and CEO of SSGA. "due in large part to the broader industry conversation sparked by her installation, there's been a sea change in gender diversity on corporate boards — but this still is just the beginning of this growth story."

SSGA commissioned the Fearless Girl statue in 2017. It was initially installed nearby, staring down the famous Charging Bull statue in Bowling Green Park, and was meant to be temporary. Yet the SSGA team worked with the city, and by the end of 2018 they moved the Fearless Girl to her current home.

"While we've seen impressive results, we know there's more work to be done," states Lori Heinel, deputy global chief investment officer at SSGA. "To that end, we chose a living installation, representing our continued focus on growth and progress." 

Stay ahead of the news ... Sign up for our email alerts now

 Do You Recommend This Story?

Return to Top
 News Archives
2024: Q2Q1
2023: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2022: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2021: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2020: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2019: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2018: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2017: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2016: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2015: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2014: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2013: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2012: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2011: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2010: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2009: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2008: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2007: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2006: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2005: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2004: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2003: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2002: Q4Q3Q2Q1
 Subscribe via RSS:
Add to My Yahoo!
follow us in feedly

  1. 2024 ICI Leadership Summit, May 21-23
  2. MFDF webinar - Mutual Fund Director Compensation: the MPI Annual Survey (2024), May 21
  3. Schwab Institutional Investor Day, May 22
  4. IMEA webinar - Opportunities in the Evolving Wealth Management Market, May 22
  5. Raymond James 2024 Analyst & Investor Day, May 23
  6. WE SoCal - How to Lead With Impact: Fireside Chat With Lorraine Le, May 23
  7. MFDF Conference of Fund Leaders Forum, June 5
  8. MFDF in-person outreach: Continuing Regulatory Impacts on Fund Boards, June 11
  9. MFDF webinar - Digital Assets in the Fund Space (Part 1 of 2), June 12
  10. 2024 MMI Leadership Pathway Seminar, Jun 12-14
  11. 2024 Nicsa Fearless Leadership Symposium, June 12
  12. Expect Miracles East Coast Classic 2024, June 13
  13. MFDF webinar - Lessons Learned from the Regional Bank Volatility and the Impact on Registered Funds, June 18
  14. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (Philadelphia), June 20
  15. New York YPEM Cornhole Classic, June 25
  16. Morningstar Investment Conference Conference 2024, Jun 26-27
  17. MFDF webinar - Mid-Year Tax Update for Registered Investment Companies, July 16
  18. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom, July 17
  19. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (New York), July 23
  20. 2024 MMI Annual Conference, Oct 15-17
  21. 5th Annual ETFGI Global ETFs Insight Summit, October 29
  22. MFDF webinar - Digital Assets in the Fund Space (part 2 of 2), November 7
  23. MFDF 2025 Directors' Institute, January 27 - 29, 2025
  24. MFDF 2025 Fund Governance & Regulatory Insights Conference, March 6 - 7, 2025

©All rights reserved to InvestmentWires, Inc. 1997-2024
14 Wall Street | 20th Floor | New York, NY 10005 | P: 212-331-8968 | F: 212-331-8998
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use