Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in her address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. She said, “ What you are achieving here is truly extraordinary. From your childhood selling tea to your election as India's Prime Minister, you've proven that transformational change is possible.”
The senior White House adviser was participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit along with 1500 women entrepreneurs.
Highlights of Ivanka’s speech
# Thank You PM Modi for joining us today, for making India a symbol of democracy and beacon of hope for the world.
# What you are achieving here is truly extraordinary. From your childhood selling tea to your election as India's Prime Minister, you've proven that transformational change is possible.
# India has a true friend in the White House.
# India is truly an inspiration to all of us all over us the world. Through innovative talent & entrepreneurial ability, you have made remarkable strides.
# It's incredible to visit this ancient city (Hyderabad) brimming with transformative technology.
# Indian spaceships have reached Moon and Mars. People of India inspire us all.
# I am proud to see that for the first time a majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event. For the first time ever, women make up 50 per cent of the people selected for this summit.
# This summit is a symbol of growing economic and security cooperation between India and US.
# Women entrepreneurs got less than 3 percent funding to establish businesses in 2016
# Today, more than 11 million women in the US own businesses.
# In many countries women cannot even walk the streets without men.
# The women entrepreneurs finance initiative will provide access to capital, network to women in developing countries.
# Women still face steep obstacles in starting, growing and establishing their businesses.
# We are committed to supporting women and men both inside and outside of their homes. # Women are more likely than men to hire other women.
# The women here today represent the grit, determination of every woman. You prove to the world that we have the power to rise above the challenges we face.