Ivanka Trump set to unveil White House's Global Women’s Empowerment Initiative
Ivanka Trump is set to unveil on Thursday a new White House effort that aims to help 50 million women in the developing world get ahead economically over the next six years.
The Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which will be led by the presidential senior adviser and daughter of President Trump, is a government-wide effort with the goal of using current programs and developing new ones to assist women in areas such as job training, financial support, and legal or regulatory reforms.
“The economic empowerment of women shouldn’t be viewed as a ‘women’s issue,’” the president’s daughter wrote Wednesday in a piece for the Wall Street Journal. “By investing in women, we are investing in a future in which countries can support themselves by unleashing the potential of their own people.”