To qualify for nomination, historical events must have happened at least 20 years ago, according to She Built NYC guidelines.
Nominated individuals must no longer be living and must be known for something that took place at least 20 years ago.
New York’s cultural affairs department has committed up to $10 million over the next four years to build new monuments across the city.
An advisory board of mostly women will sort through the nominations, which will be collected until August 1.
The city plans to announce the subject and site of the monument by January 2019.
The first nomination was given Wednesday by Mia Emmanuel, a member of the Girl Scouts Leadership Institute, who nominated the original founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low.
“Fearless Girl,” which has become a a global symbol of female tenacity and an internet sensation, is expected to be moved by the end of the year toat the New York Stock Exchange.