Ivanka Trump bats for women entrepreneurship ahead of GES

Speakers from around 40 countries will address the summit

Ivanka Trump (Courtesy of Twitter)

As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 that highlights the theme ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’ is just a week away, President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is endorsing the idea of women entrepreneurship.

“Today, #WomensEntrepreneurshipDay, we celebrate women entrepreneurs & reaffirm our mission of ensuring they are equipped with the capital, mentors & networks they need to run their businesses. I look forward to meeting many of these entrepreneurs next week at #GES2017 in India,” Ivanka Tweeted on Sunday.

She noted that women made up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the US, the highest percentage since 1996.

On November 3, while addressing the gathering at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, Ivanka had said women entrepreneurs could add trillions to the GDP of every economy.

“If women close the gap with men in all aspects of work and society, it could add trillions to our annual global [gross domestic product] over the next decade,” Trump told the World Assembly for Women in downtown Tokyo.

“Over the coming decades, technologies such as automation and robotics will transform the way we work, and we want to make sure that women can lead in the economy of the future,” she said.

Ivanka is leading a delegation of US officials and entrepreneurs to attend the GES summit to be held in Hyderabad from November 28 to 30.

“This week, Global Entrepreneurship Week, spotlights the incredible contributions of innovators across the globe. I am excited to join many of these remarkable entrepreneurs with Prime Minister @narendramodi in India for #GES2017 in just two weeks!,” Ivanka tweeted last week.

According to media reports, around 1500 entrepreneurs from India, US, and other countries are expected to attend the three-day summit.

According to a report by Reuters, thousands of businessmen from around the world have applied for attending the conference though organizers say they can accommodate only 400 from India and 800 from the United States and the rest of the world.

Speakers from around 40 countries will address the summit and entrepreneurs from about 100 countries will participate in the 8th GES.

Conceived by former US President Barack Obama, GES was previously held in Washington, Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech in Morocco, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur and Silicon Valley in the United States.

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