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  • The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit has been moved[hhmc]

  • She will no longer face the famed "Charging Bull," but will relocate to a spot by the New York Stock Exchange[hhmc]

  • The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the bull[hhmc]

The "Fearless Girl" is on the move.

The statue of a defiant little girl near Wall Street that became a global symbol of female can-do business spirit has been removed from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" and is moving to a location by the New York Stock Exchange.

The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

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State Street Global Advisors, the firm that installed the "Fearless Girl" statue in March 2017, said Thursday that Fearless Girl had officially been removed from her original location at Bowling Green in preparation for her reinstallation.

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"In her place at Bowling Green, people will find a plaque with footprints showing exactly where Fearless Girl stood for her first 20 months inspiring not only the next generation of women leaders, but also more than 300 companies globally to add a female director to their previously all-male boards," State Street Global Advisors said in a press release.

"Fearless Girl" was designed to call attention to a State Street initiative to increase the number of women on corporate boards.

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