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Global Entrepreneur Summit 2017: Ivanka Trump stresses on reducing gender gap in business

Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and advisor to the White House, is leading a US delegation to the summit and gave the keynote address.

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Attending the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, Ivanka Trump, daughter of and advisor to US President Donald Trump, spoke at length about India’s contribution to the world, the potential of entrepreneurship in removing social barriers, and gender inequality. In this Picture India's Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna welcomes Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the USA, on her arrival at Shamshabad Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday. US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster (R) is also seen. (Source: PTI)

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Ivanka Trump on Tuesday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing in transformation change in the country and recognised his efforts in building India into a thriving economy and a beacon of democracy to the world. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Ivanka Trump, the Advisor to the President of United States, on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. In Picture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Ivanka Trump, the Advisor to the President of United States, on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Only when women are empowered to thrive; will our families, our economies, and our societies reach their fullest potential, said Ivanka Trump. In this Picture, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is seen in a meeting with Ivanka Trump. (Source: PTI)

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Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of the USA, being welcomed on her arrival at Shamshabad Airport in Hyderabad on Tuesday, to attend the eighth edition of Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Highlighting India’s battle against poverty, Ivanka said the country had lifted more than 130 million citizens out of penury. “Through your own enterprise, entrepreneurship and hard work, the people of India have lifted more than 130 million citizens out of poverty – a remarkable improvement. It will continue to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi. All of you are helping India’s middle-class reach its goal of nearly 500 million people by 2030,” Ivanka said. Source: PTI Photo

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President of United States, while visiting the Virtual Exhibition at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Source: PTI Photo

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The theme for this year’s summit is “Women first, prosperity for all” and for the first time, about 1,500 female entrepreneurs attended the event. The US President’s daughter lauded Modi for his belief that the progress of humanity was incomplete without the empowerment of women. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Emphasising that women empowerment is crucial to a nation’s development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited global entrepreneurs to come to India and highlighted that it provides an investment friendly environment where restrictions have been scrapped and archaic laws abolished. (PTI Photo)