Only when women are empowered to thrive, our economies reach fullest potential : Ivanka Trump in #GES2017
Source :NewsBharati   Date :28-Nov-2017

Hyderabad, November 28: A powerful woman should not only empower herself but also should support other women to progress in life. Ivanka Trump, the advisor to the President of the United States, Donald Trump in her address in Global Entrepreneurship Summit Hyderabad, has done this only. She said the women in this room can help lead the way to close this gap & ushering in a new age of greater prosperity which resembles the theme of the summit, “Women first, prosperity for all.”

At the starting of her speech, she thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pushing India towards a better economy. “Through your own enterprise, entrepreneurship, and hard work, the people of #India have lifted more than 130 mn citizens out of poverty – a remarkable improvement, and one I know will continue to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she said. Later again she lauded PM Modi for his belief that progress of humanity is impossible without women empowerment.

When Women first, Prosperity for all is the theme of the summit, women make up the majority of the 1500 entrepreneurs selected to attend. She mentioned starting from last decade more than 11 mn women in the United States own businesses. They employ nearly 9 mn workers and generate over $1 trillion in revenue.

How important removing gender gap in India has been mentioned by her. She said if India closes the labor-force gender gap by half, your economy could grow by over $150 billion in the next 3 years.