Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"‘Fearless Girl’ was originally supposed to be a bronze cow"

While planning last year to promote its women’s leadership initiative, State Street Global Advisors got the bright idea to place a life-sized metal cow opposite the Financial District’s “Charging Bull,” as a feminine contrast to the testosterone-fueled male animal image.

But just three months before the cow was to be made, it dawned on State Street that casting the women of business in the symbolic role of a beefy cow might be taken as an insult, according to an e-mail exchange between the company’s rep and City Hall obtained by The Post.