GES 2017: Trump's daughter Ivanka to stress on fuelling women-led businesses growth

Updated On : 28 Nov , 2017 , 11:36 AM
New Delhi:

Ivanka Trump, the advisor and daughter of US President Donald Trump, on Tuesday arrived in Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and America.

Amid tight security, she was welcomed by Indian ambassador to US Navtej Sarna and US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster with other senior officials at the airport. Ivanka is leading a delegation of senior Trump administration officials and entrepreneurs at the three-day Summit which will be held on Tuesday.

Ivanka Trump is likely to stress on fuelling the growth of women-led businesses, saying closing the gender entrepreneurship gap world-wide could grow global GDP by as much as 2 per cent.

In her key note address to the 8th annual GlobalEntrepreneurship Summit later in the day, she is likely to stress on ensuring women entrepreneurs have access to capital, access to networks and mentors, and access to equitable laws.

To be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, more than 1200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would attend the summit.

In addition some 300 investors and ecosystem supporters are also attending the mega event.

The world’s largest gathering of young entrepreneurs is being co-hosted by India and the United States.

First Published : Tuesday, November 28, 2017 08:16 AM
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