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Ivanka Trump At GES 2017: PM Modi Says Women Continue To Lead In India

Posted by bhavishya kumar at 29 Nov 17 07:14:13am Views: 281

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to US President Donald Trump, has arrived in Hyderabad for the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and the US. For the first time, the GES is being held in South Asia. The three-day summit, from November 28-30, is being held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) and Hyderabad International Trade Expositions (Hitex).Ms Trump is leading a delegation of senior White House officials as well as American entrepreneurs. The theme of this year's summit is 'Women First, Prosperity for All' and will include 1,200 young entrepreneurs, and most of them are women.While Ms Trump has been to India before, this will be her first visit as a senior White House adviser. She was invited for the summit earlier this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his state visit to the US.Sushma Swaraj on the Global Entrepreneurship SummitIn her speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India appreciated the efforts of the US to promote entrepreneurship globally. She said she had no doubts that on PM Modi's and President Trump's leadership, entrepreneurship would reach new heights.Ms Swaraj also said the summit would not have been possible without NITI Aayog.PM Narendra Modi speaks at GES 2017The theme, 'Women First, Prosperity For All' makes this edition of GES stand out. In Indian mythology, women are an incarnation of Shakti- the Goddess of power. We believe women empowerment is vital to our development: PM Modi at GES 2017.PM Modi is now addressing the summit. He too is talking about contribution of women to the society in India and the world. Ivanka Trump, a woman entrepreneur herself, said she was excited to see so many women entrepreneurs under one roof. "I am proud to see that for the first time a majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event.""Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential," Ms Trump asserted. "After my father's election, I saw the opportunity to leave my businesses to serve my country. Our policies aimed at helping women and removing barriers for them." "Today, more than 11 million women in the US own businesses Many woman become entrepreneurs out of necessity. Fueling the growth of women-led-business is not only good for the society but also the economy.""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. Here in India, I want to applaud PM Modi for his firm belief that the progress of a community is incomplete without empowering women." "For the first time ever, women make up 50 percent of the people selected for this summit," Ms Trump said. In the last three decades women has made a major progress in establishing businesses, she highlighted, however, while talking about the challenges, "Women entrepreneurs got less than 3 percent funding to establish businesses in 2016.""People of India inspire us all," said Ivanka Trump as she addressed the GES 2017. Ms Trump also thanked PM Modi saying, "Thank you PM Modi for joining us today for making India a symbol of democracy and beacon of hope for India." "Transformational change proved by you- from selling tea in your childhood to becoming PM of India," she said. "India has ably lifted over 130 million people out of poverty through entrepreneurship under the leadership of PM." Adressing the summit, Ivanka Trump says she is happy to be in Hyderabad, which is emerging as the innovation hub of India.  


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