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Ronda Rousey voices support for 'A Day Without a Woman'

By Alex Butler
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Ronda Rousey voices support for 'A Day Without a Woman'
Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

March 8 (UPI) -- Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expanding her star outside of the Octagon with a budding career in show business.

The MMA star has been relatively quiet after back-to-back devastating losses, but she continues to post motivational photos and quotes on social media.

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On Wednesday, Rousey voiced her support for the 'A Day Without a Woman' movement. She posted a photo on social media of the new young girl statue in New York City. The new installation features the girl fearlessly staring down the bull statue on Wall Street.

Rousey wrote: "#DayWithoutaWoman and #resist" in the caption.

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The State Street Global Advisors [SSGA], an asset management company, placed the statue in front of the charging bull on Tuesday night and released a statement on the move.

"On the eve of International Women's Day and the one-year anniversary of its SPDR®SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (ticker: SHE), State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is calling on the more than 3,500 companies that SSGA invests on behalf of clients, representing more than $30 trillion in market capitalization1 to take intentional steps to increase the number of women on their corporate boards," the SSGA statement said.

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#DayWithoutaWoman #resist

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Artist Kristen Visbal created "The Fearless Girl".

"We believe good corporate governance is a function of strong, effective and independent board leadership," said Ron O'Hanley, president and chief executive officer of SSGA, in the statement. "A key contributor to effective independent board leadership is diversity of thought, which requires directors with different skills, backgrounds and expertise. 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."

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Wednesday is International Women's Day. Rousey was one of the highest paid sportswomen in 2016, according to Business Insider. She cashed in for $9.9 million last year.

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