On International Women’s Day, Wall Street’s iconic charging bull might have met its match.
In a campaign to increase workplace diversity, one firm recently placed a bronze statue titled, “Fearless Girl” in front of the bull, staring the animal down.
Placing the diminutive, grade-school-aged girl in front of the massive bull on the eve of International Women’s Day was a way of calling attention to the lack of gender diversity on corporate boards and the pay gap of women working in financial services, a spokeswoman for State Street Global Advisors said.
“A lot of people talk about gender diversity, but we really felt we had to take it to a broader level,” said Anne McNally, whose firm is an investment management subsidiary o f State Street Corp.
State Street Global Advisors’ chief executive Ron O’Hanley said in a statement:
Today, we are calling on companies to take concrete steps to increase gender diversity on their boards, and have issued clear guidance to help them begin to take action.
Though we’ll have to wait and see whether it produces the desired effect on organizations, female PR and marketing pros can take motivation from the deed and get started on breaking through the glass ceiling themselves.
You can start with an opening in a tech organization: Dropbox is looking for an internal communications lead in its San Francisco headquarters.
Sharpen your storytelling skills if you want to apply: The position is responsible for executing how Dropbox “tells [its] key stories internally.” The organization is looking for an effort that will inspire and engage employees both in the United States and worldwide.
Candidates should have at least six years of experience in PR (with at least two years experience in internal communications), excellent writing skills and experience developing an organization’s brand, including implementing its messaging strategy.
Candidates should also be comfortable working directly with senior executives, as this position requires the person to work alongside the organization’s head of internal communications.
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