The Daily Manila Shimbun


Ivanka Trump seeks to foster womenʼs participation in economy

November 3, 2017

TOKYO- Ivanka Trump, adviser to and daughter of US President Donald Trump, on Friday called for fostering women's entrepreneurship and participation in the economy.

"Women who are empowered to work, to thrive, and to lead bring immense creativity, fresh perspective, and success to our economy and to the world," she said at an international conference on women's empowerment in Tokyo sponsored by the Japanese government.

She stressed the need to modernize workplace standards further by promoting such measures as flextime and paid leave.

Citing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, she said, "We must create equal participation in these traditionally male-dominated sectors of our economy, which are among the fastest-growing and most lucrative industries in the world." Jiji Press