"She's fantastic. Ivanka's really done a wonderful job in leading this initiative, and being able to have the first ever whole-of-government approach in making sure that we can advance women's rights and women's full participation in the global economy", White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp said Thursday in an interview with Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow on Sirius XM Patriot Channel 125.
Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, sat down with Gray Television Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro for an exclusive interview detailing the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, or W-GDP for short. "There's a reason today, the president signed WGDP as a national security presidential memorandum", Trump said.
A new White House effort aims at helping 50 million women in developing countries to get ahead economically. Donald Trump to Introduce Initiative to Help Bring Economic Security to 50 Million Women Across World by 2025. The president will sign a national security memorandum to officially launch the initiative Thursday, framing it as a way to promote stability around the world.
The Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative will use a $50 million fund allocated from USAID and will collaborate with private companies including UPS and Walmart.
The Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues will launch "WE RISE" to work with microfinance civil society organizations to reduce barriers faced by women entrepreneurs.
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During the presidential campaign, Ivanka continuously reiterated her self-identified role as a "wife, mother, sister, daughter", however people have called her out for only being an ally when it serves the administration.
"Women have a future in Georgia with the help of the U.S. government", she told him.
Ivanka Trump said her hope is that this effort has staying power beyond the current administration.
"This is not an initiative that we think should stop at the culmination of the administration", she said.