Ivanka Trump on women, equal pay and her demanding dad

July 15, 2015

Ivanka Trump is one of her father’s biggest supporters. When she talked to Reuters about women increasingly taking over leadership roles in family businesses, she gushed about Donald Trump’s support for gender diversity in his own workplace at the Trump Organization.

 Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka      in Washington July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka in Washington July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

The 33-year-old Ivanka, who is an executive in the family business and has several of her own enterprises, also talked about the issue of equal pay for women–not strictly on message for Republican talking points. “I think that gender is a very real issue around the globe and here domestically, based on wage inequality that is still prevalent in the U.S.,” she said.

She also noted that many industries, particularly her own area of real estate development, are still heavily male-dominated. “It’s unusual to bump into other female executive outside of sales and marketing,” she said. But that’s not necessarily a negative: “It’s not always the worst thing to stand out in a room. One can take what could be perceived as a negative and turn it into a strength.”

What can Americans expect of Trump as a chief executive of the U.S? Ivanka Trump finds her father demanding in a good way. “My father is the type of leader who encourages people to leave it out on the field. He enables them to grow into their potential, without suffocating them in the process,” she said. “I know a lot of people who work under micromanaging bosses, but my father is incredible because he gives people opportunity.”

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