Ivanka Trump lobbies for women at entrepreneurship summit in India

Ivanka Trump lobbies for women at entrepreneurship summit in India

The former entrepreneur said when women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect.

She said much remains to be done with regard to equitable laws for women in many developing, as well as developed countries. "Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential", she said.

"It's great that Ivanka Trump is promoting entrepreneurship in India, but the administration's action on the International Entrepreneur Rule is really harming entrepreneurship here in our country", Farrah told CBS News. But you are here today because you are not afraid to fail.

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"To the people of India, I want to congratulate you as you celebrate the 70th anniversary of your Independence". Before her arrival in India, Ivanka hailed India's history and culture, and wished for its continued progress. "It is incredible to be in this ancient city which is brimming with transformative technology".

"Just consider, if India closes the labour-force gender gap by half, your economy could grow by over $150 billion in the next three years", she said. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, will be addressing the summit for the inaugural day, along with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join her at the opening and will later host her for dinner at the luxurious Falaknuma Palace Hotel.

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Speaking on the first day of the summit Ivanka said "What you are achieving is truly extraordinary. From your childhood selling tea to your election as India's Prime Minister, you've proven that transformational change is possible".

"As President Trump said earlier this year: India has a true friend in the White House", she noted, without specifying the recent pronouncements of the United States administration favourable to India in the area of security, diplomacy and cooperation. "It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations", Ivanka said.

Billboards with pictures of Ivanka dotted many parts of Hyderabad which is also home to major U.S. firms such as Microsoft.

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Turmp, who was invited to the summit by Modi during his visit to the White House in June, is leading the USA contingent at the summit themed Women First, Prosperity for All. She said after her father's election, she saw an opportunity to leave her business to serve her country.

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