Ivanka Trump pushes empowerment of women in op-ed with World Bank president

Ivanka Trump pushes empowerment of women in op-ed with World Bank president
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Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump mourns dead in Ethiopian jet crash MORE called for the global community to step up its economic empowerment of women in a Monday op-ed co-authored with the president of the World Bank.

In The Financial Times, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Trump, the president's daughter and an unpaid adviser, argue that the estimated 170-year timeline to close the gender pay gap “is unacceptable.”

“We need to increase access to finance, redistribute care work, accelerate progress to financial inclusion, and offer programmes that train female entrepreneurs and help them access higher value markets,” the two wrote.

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“We need to develop new legal and regulatory frameworks to boost women’s growth and productivity. The right skills training enhances women’s capacity to manage their businesses. And mentorship opportunities and access to networks bring learning opportunities and connections to capital and markets.” 

The op-ed cites research that shows billions could be added to the global economy by “creating an enabling environment” for women in the workplace.

“Our challenge now is to work together — in public and private sectors — to move decisively to invest in women worldwide,” Trump and Kim wrote.

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Ivanka Trump is traveling to Berlin this week for the W20 summit on women's economic empowerment.