fearless girl

Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture by Kristen Visbal … 

… meant to “send a message” about workplace gender diversity and encourage companies to recruit women to their boards. …

After a year of staring down Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” in New York City, the “Fearless Girl” is moving.

The defiant statute is moving just a few blocks away — and will now be permanently placed across the street from the New York Stock Exchange …

Time

I liked her original location better. Challenging the bull.

NEW YORK, USA – MARCH 29: The “Fearless Girl” statue, a four-foot statue of a young girl, defiantly looks up the iconic Wall Street “Charging Bull” sculpture in New York City, United States on March 29, 2017. “Fearless Girl” statue was installed in front of the bronze “Charging Bull” for International Women’s Day earlier this month to draw attention to the gender pay gap and lack of gender diversity on corporate boards in the financial sector.
(Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

There’s a fearless girl now in Oslo, too.

Update – T notes that State Street Corporation, the firm that commissioned the popular “Fearless Girl” statue, “agreed to pay $5 million, mostly to settle claims that it discriminated against 305 top female employees by paying them less than men in the same positions.”

Karma.

Bridget Sloan interview

She talks about choosing Florida … over Utah and Georgia. Bridget Sloan won 3 Championships with the Gators. Everyone expected her to go to Georgia.

She speaks about her coach Marvin Sharp for the first time.

When she first heard about his suicide in 2015while a College Gymnastics superstar — she was confused and angry. Bridget broke her phone in frustration.

Her Mom thought she should come home to Indiana. Bridget refused.

Her parents felt betrayed too.

In fact, she felt guilty that she’d had such a good career with Marvin Sharp. Good memories over the 20 years. Bridget was not a victim of her coach. She looked up to Marvin as a second father.

At the time Bridget decided to stay quiet. She did speak to Sam Peszek about it at the time. Sam had also trained with Marvin Sharp after the Olympics.

Listen on the I Have Cool Friends podcast.

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Annnd it's here… the last & final bonus episode of the I Have Cool Friends podcast featuring @BridgetSloan is out! We tell stories about training together, the Olympics, & college gymnastics. She even answers fan questions and opens up about our former coach, Marvin, for the first time. It's a really raw episode sharing things we've only talked about with each other. I couldn't be more proud of Bridge & the person she is today. She's loyal, caring, funny, & always answers my Facetime no matter what time it is (including this morning). I'm so lucky to have her as one of my cool friends. . To listen, go to the link in my bio or download it on iTunes or Android. Thanks to our sponsors @tumbltrak @destiraleotards

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