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“Fearless Girl” statue relocated to NY Stock Exchange

New York / The popular bronze statue of the “Fearless Girl” that has been facing down Wall Street’s iconic “Charging Bull” for the past 18 months, was moved Monday to its new and permanent location in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

The work of Uruguayan-born sculptor Kristen Visbal, the girl will remind people now in her new location of the importance of gender diversity on corporate boards, the message that State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the firm that commissioned the statue’s creation, had wished it to send.

Fearless Girl“, loved for her brave, defiant attitude, was installed without authorization on March 7, 2017, on the eve of International Women’s Day, in front of the statue of the bull on Wall Street, where a plaque with footprints has now been placed to recall that she was once there and that she is “on the move to the New York Stock Exchange,” adding that “until she’s there, stand for her.”

The statue was meant to remain just a few days facing the bull as a symbol of gender equality, but the public loved it so much that the city government extended the exhibition for another year.

On Monday, the day of her move, State Street reported the effect of this symbol of changing attitudes toward women in business and said more than 300 companies have responded by adding a female director and another 28 have committed to doing so, while adding that this is just the beginning.

Now, facing the New York Stock Exchange, the girl will have “a bigger stage … where she can have an even greater impact,” Lori Heinel, State Street’s deputy global chief investment officer, said on Monday.

Attending this morning’s inauguration of the statue along with Heinel were Betty Liu, executive vice chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and Cyrus Taraporevala, president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors. (December 10, 2018, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, la noticia habla...  
A
de la colocación de una estatua.
B
de la retirada permanente de una estatua en Nueva York.
C
del número de mujeres empresarias que hay en el mundo.
Question 2
Según el texto, actualmente "La niña sin miedo"...  
A
está frente a una sede bursátil.
B
ya no está en Nueva York.
C
está detrás de la sede de la Bolsa de Nueva York.
Question 3
En la noticia se dice que esta estatua...  
A
se colocó hace un par de años frente al toro de Wall Street.
B
se colocó este año en la víspera del Día de la Mujer.
C
se colocó hace más de un año frente a otra conocida estatua.
Question 4
En la noticia se dice que...  
A
se recogieron firmas para evitar la retirada de la "Niña sin miedo".
B
nadie firmó para evitar la retirada la estatua de K. Visbal.
C
se recogieron firmas para retirar la estatua del toro.
Question 5
La estatua de K. Visbal está relacionada con...  
A
los derechos de todos los niños.
B
un reparto equitativo de la riqueza.
C
la lucha por la igualdad de género.
Question 6
Según el texto, SSGA pidió...  
A
dejar todo como está en el mundo empresarial.
B
cambios en el mundo empresarial para que haya más mujeres líderes.
C
no relacionar esa estatua con el mundo empresarial.
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'Plantar cara' es...  
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permanecer en silencio.
B
asustarse de algo.
C
desafiar o hacer frente a algo.
Question 2
'Aún' es lo mismo que...  
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'todavía'.
B
'después'.
C
'antes'.
Question 3
'Bursátil' hace referencia...  
A
a la bolsa de valores.
B
a la ciudad, en general.
C
a una empresa.
Question 4
Un sinónimo de 'granjear' es...  
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'ganar'.
B
'evitar'.
C
'perder'.
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Una decena es...    
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10.
B
1.000.
C
100.
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