GES reflects US-India economic, security partnership: Ivanka Trump

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"It's great that Ivanka Trump is promoting entrepreneurship in India, but the administration's action on the International Entrepreneur Rule is really harming entrepreneurship here in our country", Farrah told CBS News.

# I am proud to see that for the first time a majority of 1500 women entrepreneurs are participating in such an event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Trump, an informal adviser to her father US president Donald Trump, in opening the conference, whose theme this year is "Women First, Prosperity for All".

"The people of India have lifted more than 130 million citizens out of poverty". "It is a symbol of the strengthened friendship between our two peoples, and the growing economic and security partnership between our two nations", she added.

The Associated Press in a report on Tuesday said a September investigation by it "showed that Trump's supply chain has become more opaque than ever since she took on her White House role, making it impossible to know who her company is doing business with around the world". This facility would provide access to capital, networks, and mentorship for women in developing countries, she said.

She highlighted that in some countries, women are not allowed to own property, travel freely, or work without the consent of their husbands.

In her speech, Trump listed out initiatives by the U.S. administration to promote women in business.

Ivanka, whose clothing business has come under scrutiny for low wages and unsuitable working conditions, said despite the soaring rate of female entrepreneurs, women still faced steep obstacles to starting, owning, and growing their businesses. The former entrepreneur said when women work, it creates a unique multiplier effect. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, will be addressing the summit for the inaugural day, along with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

"Just consider, if India closes the labour-force gender gap by half, your economy could grow by over $150 billion in the next three years", she said.

But she was a good soldier in India. "In the past 11 months, we have expanded apprenticeship programs and prioritized STEM education to ensure that women - and men - have more opportunities to master the skills that drive progress in the 21st century".

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