“As a steward of nearly $2.5 trillion of assets, we want to engage with boards and management around issues that we think will drive core results,” State Street’s deputy global chief investment officer Lori Heinel said. “And what you find repeatedly is having more diverse boards and more diverse senior management will actually drive better results for companies.”

It is part of a campaign that calls on more than 3,500 companies—the ones that SSGA invests in on behalf of clients—to take steps to increase the number of women on their corporate boards.

A permit has been granted for the statue to be in place for a week but SSGA is seeking to have that extended.

Perhaps, like the bull itself, it will become a permanent fixture.

This article was first published by Women’s Agenda.

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