'Fearless Girl' is a four-foot statue of a young girl, with hands on hips, defiantly looking down Wall Street's iconic 'Charging Bull' sculpture in New York City.
Designed by Kristen Visbal, the inspiring piece was installed for International Women's Day to highlight the gender pay gap and the lack of gender diversity in the financial sector.
The statue was an instant hit on an international level in a year that brought gender equality to the forefront of Western media with anti-harassment movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up.
Now, 'Fearless Girl' joins iconic statuettes Molly Malone and Anna Livia for a short stint in Dublin's fair city.
Lovely to see the famous NYC "Fearless girl" statue in Leinster House...albeit only for a few hours.. Who's she facing down here I wonder? pic.twitter.com/5oFcfe6HqJ— Kitty Holland (@KittyHollandIT) November 8, 2018
Sustainable Nation Ireland partnered with State Street Global Advisors - who commissioned Fearless Girl - to bring the sculpture to Ireland from November 6th – 8th for the country’s first Climate Week, an event that focused on energy efficiency, sustainable business, and responsible investing.
The Summit aimed to inspire businesses to adopt a more proactive approach to securing a sustainable future and tackle climate change.
The statue was brought to Leinster House as part of the 'Better Balance for Better Business' initiative before it made it's way back to the States.
"Fearless Girl is an excellent visual reinforcement of the attributes we need to deal with the scale of the task we are facing in securing a sustainable future, ‘says Stephen Nolan, CEO of Sustainable Nation Ireland.
"We are thrilled that State Street Global Advisors is supporting our inaugural Climate Week by bringing Fearless Girl to Ireland."