Central Park gets its first-ever statue honoring real women

The unveiling was attended by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and elected officials including Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY).

A Girl Scout troop that donated at least $2,000 in cookie sale funds to help pay for the statue was also looked on. One of the members, 13-year-old Jaya Shri, said the new monument was “really amazing.”

“I think it will inspire a lot of little girls to go out and do what they want to do,” she said.

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