As an outspoken advocate for female empowerment in the workplace, Ivanka naturally became the de facto spokeswoman for Trump’s social and economic agenda for women during the campaign. At the Republican National Convention in July, she pledged her father would fight for affordable child care and equal pay, and explained that in the Trump Organization, “when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.” In a campaign ad in September, Ivanka stumped for her dad again, saying, “The most important job any woman can have is being a mother.” And yet, so far, the only working mother who is poised to have a significant role in Trump’s presidency is an extension of Trump himself. If Ivanka is serious about empowering women in the country, she should start by pushing her father to appoint more female leaders who don’t happen to share his last name.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016. 9:35 a.m. [GMT]